CNN: Sarah Palin Has Never Seen Russia From Alaska
No Alaskan governor has ever visited Little Diomede, though indicted U.S. Senator Ted Stevens has made the trip. The town's residents barely knew who Palin was, and one of them didn't know she was the VP nominee.
The Anchorage Daily News:
Ah. Caught in more lies. But she does have experience with Canada according to the article. That's a foreign country. Why didn't she just say that?
Palin foreign experience limited to Canada
In an interview last week with CBS News anchor Katie Couric, Palin suggested that her contact was more than just awareness of Russia's nearness. When Couric asked Palin if she'd "ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians," the governor replied, "We have trade missions back and forth."
But Steve Smirnoff, the Russian Federation's honorary consul in Anchorage, said Palin never accepted his invitation to open a dialogue with Alaska's neighbor.
When Palin took office in December 2006, Smirnoff says, he sent her a letter suggesting "she could be instrumental in reviving relationships between Alaska and Russia, and the rest of the world."
Smirnoff said he'd met Palin years before, when they both worked on then-Gov. Frank Murkowski's campaign. Smirnoff had hoped for some rapport, but "I never received a response," he said. "I don't know if it was taken to heart or thrown in the trash basket."
Oh and her approval ratings took a hefty drop in her home state.
And off on a tangent:
Americablog has been covering the lack of McCain's health records. I would sure as hell like to know what is going on with his face. A doctor weighs in.