Palin continues to stick foot in mouth ('er... hoof maybe?)
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Palin continues to stick foot in mouth ('er... hoof maybe?)

Philadelphia : PA : USA | Sep 28, 2008 at 1:54 PM PDT
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It seems once again, that John McCain knows exactly what he's dealing with in choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate. At least, if he didn't before he is sure learning it now!

According to a recent CNN report, "Saturday night, while on a stop for cheesesteaks in South Philadelphia, Palin was questioned by a Temple graduate student about whether the U.S. should cross the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan."

Palin's response just happened to contradict McCain's stance on the matter and, in fact, agrees with Senator Barack Obama's recent stance on the situation in Pakistan. Palin is quoted as stating, "If that's what we have to do stop the terrorists from coming any further in, absolutely, we should," Palin said.

McCain has an established record of negotiating with Pakistan before infiltrations for terrorists within their border, a stance Palin apparently wasn't aware of.

In fact this comes after recent McCain attacks against Obama for indicating that he would also strike if necessary. After one such attack Obama stated, "If the United States has al Qaeda, bin Laden, top-level lieutenants in our sights, and Pakistan is unable or unwilling to act, then we should take them out." McCain accused the Senator of announcing strategic intentions publically, in an effort to try to show that Obama is not experienced enough to understand foreign affairs.

So this makes Palin not only uninformed about McCain policy, or foreign affair issues, but also means she's really not paying that much attention to what's going on even over the past week!

In an effort to retract Palin's stance McCain told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, "She would not…she understands and has stated repeatedly that we're not going to do anything except in America's national security interest."

Oh McCain, it is sad, isn't it - to have to deal with such ineptitude and realize now that perhaps, just perhaps, you made the gravest mistake of your entire career. The poor woman can't even get a Philly cheesesteak without putting her foot in her mouth!

But the worst thing about this whole charade is this - the next woman who attempts to be included as part of the "big boys" in the political game called Presidential politics, will be shuned automatically equated with Palin in the future. Palin has, instead of breaking glass ceilings, actually created a situation in which it will be more difficult, not easier, for women in politics in the future. Thanks, but no thanks, Sarah Palin.

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Roxanne Weber is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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