Charlie Gibson started to earn his pay when he asked Sarah Palin about specific national security issues, like the situation with Russia and Georgia.
Gibson: "Let's start, because we are near Russia, let's start with Russia and Georgia. the administration has said we've got to maintain the territorial integrity of Georgia. Do you believe the United States should try to restore the Georgian sovereignty..."
Palin: "First off, we're going to continue good relations with Saakashvili [President of Georgia] there. I was able to speak with him the other day and giving him my commitment, as John McCain's running mate, that we will be committed to Georgia. And we've got to keep an eye on Russia. For Russia to have exerted such pressure, in terms of invading a sovereign democratic country, unprovoked is unacceptable."
Gibson: You believe unprovoked?
Palin: "I do believe unprovoked and we have got to keep our eyes on Russia under the leadership there..."
So what we've learned about Sarah Palin's knowledge about the situation between Russia and Georgia is that she can sort-of pronounce "Saakashvili" and that we should keep our eyes on Russia. Seriously, we should keep our eyes on Russia.