We've learned from Sarah Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson (see previous post) that Palin thinks the U.S. needs to keep its eye on Russia. Luckily, she's geographically suited for the job, which must must be why McCain picked her. Here's a comic exchange between her and Gibson:
Gibson: "What insight into Russia's actions, particularly over the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of this state [Alaska] give you?"
(I can't decide if that was a stupid question or if he was baiting her.)
Palin: "They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska."
Clearly dumbfounded by the inane response, Gibson quickly moved on to another topic.
According to Palin, her insight into Russia's actions comes from the fact that Russia is her neighbor and she can see their land from her land? Along with being the new Republican rock star, Palin must also be imbued with superhero powers. From her vantage point (about 90 miles) across the Bering Sea, she could see what Russia was up to that lead to their invasion of Georgia. What extraordinary eyesight - and insight.