Friday, September 12, 2008

SFGate: Politics Blog : Does Palin Really Know What the Bush Doctrine Is? (VIDEO)

From the comments section: hartal quotes Norman Ornstein.

SFGate: Politics Blog : Does Palin Really Know What the Bush Doctrine Is? (VIDEO):

"Criticism from Norman Ornstein, a permanent fellow at the very conservative American Enterprise Institute:

'She had me at hello Charley-- had me scared to death. Not a single doubt that she is ready to be president-- everyone, no matter how experienced, should have doubts about the ability to take that job. A combination of utter inexperience and utter arrogance is about the worst possible combination I can imagine. Not knowing what the Bush Doctrine is would be bad enough, but saying unequivocally that Georgia should be in NATO-- meaning we would now perhaps be in a state of war with Russia-- and then without a beat saying that military action should be the last resort-- shows a series of knowledge and logic gaps that ought to shake every foreign policy specialist, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, to his or her roots. Maybe they can force feed her enough facts to skate through a debate, and maybe her self-confidence will still play well with many voters, but this first cut performance underscores our worst fears.'

Posted By: hartal | September 11 2008 at 10:06 PM"

I thought she looked like she was reciting some of it and didn't look like she was completely familiar with the material.

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