“Sarah Palin Predicted Ukraine Invasion in 2008”
The pundits — including the high-brow wonks at Foreign Policy Magazine — sniffed and made fun of her at the time. But then, to do so back then was de rigueur, so you can’t really blame them. After all, easy pile-ons against a wolf-slaughtering tundra hoochie and her outdated Willa Catheresque-type first wave feminism are more socially rewarding, among the elites in DC, then is allowing that real pragmatism comes from looking at the world as it is and taking honest assessments of the political terrain, not beginning from the premise that the world is what you wish it to be and then mapping your Utopian fantasies atop it.
Quipped Palin this weekend, “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska.”
Here’s what the insipid, folksy state college grad offered up in 2008:
“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
Foreign Policy’s then-editor, Blake Hounshell, who now is an editor for Politico Magazine, wrote on the magazine’s blog that warns Palin’s comments were “strange” and “this is an extremely far-fetched scenario.”
Man. We sure dodged a bullet with this uppity bint, didn’t we? I mean, how could we face our liberal friends if we admitted that this bumpkin might have something to offer a nation poised to run off its constitutional rails?
That would be like, oh, voting for some old stooge who was most famous for starring in some B-movies with a monkey. And what kind of intellectual could do something like that…? Right, George Will?
Really. We need to get over our “cultish” admiration for such obviously empty-headed symbols of conservative extremism. And hand the reins over to President Romney in 2012.