Sunday, August 31, 2008

Geography Is Not Relevant To Knowledge And Experience.

Steve Benen, at Washinton Monthly, is right when he reminds us of Cindy McCain today repeating the stupid argument of one Fox news anchor.
This morning, Cindy McCain made the exact same argument, telling George Stephanopoulos, in response to a question about national security experience, "[R]emember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia. It's not as if she doesn't understand what's at stake here."

Has Palin ever been to Russia? No. Has she ever demonstrated any expertise on U.S. policy towards Russia? No. Does she have any background in international relations at any level? No.

But for Republicans, the fact that she's lived near Russia is somehow a qualification for national office.

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