Ladies & Gentlemens, Presenting, Er, Uhm…

Bob Herbert wrote this excellent, scary, and funny (except that this woman is the potential vp) OpEd piece for the New York Times about Sarah Palin. The best snippet is here:

When asked again this week about her puerile linkage of foreign policy proficiency and Alaska’s proximity to Russia, this time by Katie Couric of CBS News, here is what Ms. Palin said she meant:

“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.”

She went on, but lost her way midsentence: “It’s funny that a comment like that was kind of made to — cari — I don’t know, you know? Reporters …”

Ms. Couric said, “Mocked?”

“Yeah, mocked,” said Ms. Palin. “I guess that’s the word. Yeah.”

The word is “caricature.” Maybe she should have spent less time looking at Russia and more time looking at books.

ADDENDUM: check the comments. It’s worse than I thought…

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