Thursday, September 25, 2008
Palinisms: The First Collection
From the Katie Curic Interview on CBS News:
On consulting crystal balls and tea leaves:
The way that I have understood the world is through education, through books, through mediums that have provided me a lot of perspective on the world.
(OK, I was a bit naughty here. This is not what she meant . . . . . But the rest of this is verbatim.)
1. And I asked President Karzai, "Is that what you are seeking, also? That strategy that has worked in Iraq that John McCain had pushed for, more troops? A counterinsurgency strategy?" And he said, "yes."
2. That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land — boundary that we have with — Canada.
3. It — it’s funny that a comment like that was — kind of made to — cari — I don’t know, you know? Reporters —”
The kind of answer you never want to give on a diplomatic civil service exam:
Diplomacy is about doing a lot of background work first and shoring up allies and positions and figuring out what sanctions perhaps could be implemented if things weren't gonna go right. That's part of diplomacy.
From the script of a bad John Wayne movie:
It is obvious to me who the good guys are in this one and who the bad guys are. The bad guys are the ones who say Israel is a stinking corpse and should be wiped off the face of the earth. That's not a good guy who is saying that.