Foreign Policy Advice From Sarah Palin

An interview with John McCain on Morning Edition has a strange passage:

MR. INSKEEP: Given what you’ve said, Senator, is there an occasion where you could imagine turning to Governor Palin for advice in a foreign policy crisis?

SEN. MCCAIN: I’ve turned to her advice many times in the past. I can’t imagine turning to Senator Obama or Senator Biden because they’ve been wrong. They were wrong about Iraq, they were wrong about Russia. Senator Biden wanted to divide Iraq into three different countries. He voted against the first Gulf War. Senator Obama has no experience whatsoever and has been wrong in the issues that he’s been involved in –

MR. INSKEEP: But would you turn to Governor Palin –

SEN. MCCAIN: — I certainly wouldn’t turn to them, and I’ve already have turned to Governor Palin, particularly on energy issues, and I’ve appreciated her background and knowledge on that and many other issues.

Putting aside the fact that Obama was right and both McCain and Palin have been wrong on these foreign policy issues, when exactly has McCain turned to Governor Palin for advice? After all, he only met her once before he chose her to run with him.

McCain is obviously saying what he believes will help the ticket politically rather than speaking the truth in the interview. I’m not even certain he is helping himself by trying to build up Palin by claiming he seeks advice from her. With fewer and fewer people regardless of party having any confidence in Palin, I would think that McCain would want to minimize thought of any actual influence from Palin on policy should he be elected.

As ridiculous as it is considering how many times he has been wrong on foreign policy, McCain might be better off returning to his capmpaign’s earlier story that Palin “going to learn national security at the foot of the master for the next four years, and most doctors think that he’ll be around at least that long.”

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