Actually, the phrase is, “I can see Russia from my house,” and no, it cannot be attributed to Governor Palin. Tina Fey and the media are to thank for making it famous after Governor Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson in 2008 in which she ACTUALLY said, “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island (Little Diomede) in Alaska.”
The media’s deliberate attempt to make Governor Palin look like an uneducated idiot when it comes to Russian foreign policy is despicable, but it should have been expected considering that their liberal agenda was to put a socialist in the White House who possesses little legitimate experience. Now we’re saddled with an inept, incompetent, alleged “leader” whose lack of foreign policy experience is blatantly evident in the way he has, or rather, hasn’t, been dealing with the issues currently taking place in the Middle East and the rest of the world.
Regardless, it’s time to set the record straight concerning Governor Palin’s knowledge and experience when it comes to dealing with Russia.
Most people would know that Governor Palin’s interviews with Charlie Gibson, Katie Couric, and others, were heavily edited to make her look like an imbecile. For those who are not yet aware of how low the media will go in their spin-doctoring, I would like to share an unedited portion of Charlie Gibson’s interview with Governor Palin to shine a glaring light on the truth. The previously edited out sections are in bold.
Charlie Gibson starts off asking Governor Palin about Russia’s aggression toward the country of 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 Georgian sovereignty over South Ossetia and Abkhazia?
PALIN: First off, we’re going to continue good relations with Saakashvili 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 smaller democratic country, unprovoked, is unacceptable and we have to keep… (Continues here at Alaskans4Palin)