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Think of the following scenario:

  1. Relations with Russia continue to cool.
  1. South Ossetia and Abkhazia secede from Georgia, under Russian protection.
  1. Russia annexes the breakaway provinces and continues to brutally censure Georgia.
  1. NATO is paralyzed, divided on how to respond.
  1. President Maverick McCain, proudly known as the Rapid Decider, sends in the troops to line up at Russian borders (Kazakstan!  Uzbekistan!  Kyrgyzstan! Pakistan!  Whatever!)  
  1. Tragically, the Rapid Decider, now 73 (or 74 or 75), is struck down by illness.
  1. VP Sarah Palin is sworn as President in just in time to fly to Paris to meet with Prime Minister Putin. (Fortunately she's had her passport since 2007 and not only that, she's already been to Germany and Kuwait with a stopover in Ireland, so she's good to go.)

  1. Prime Minister Putin says to President Palin, "Madame President, surely you understand the plight of the brave freedom fighters in South Ossetia, from your own experience with the Alaska Independence Party?"

I cannot wait until the VP debate.

Originally posted to Patience is Not a Virtue on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 07:42 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip jar (2+ / 0-)
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    MadGeorgiaDem, David Kroning

    Unfortunately, no snark tag for this diary: Can you honestly say that any of these steps is unlikely?

    "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it." - Mark Twain

    by Patience is Not a Virtue on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 07:43:14 AM PDT

  •  They can go out and kill some animals together. (1+ / 0-)
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  •  Tutoring (1+ / 0-)
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    Heard that she was getting some tutoring leading up to the debate. Do you think McSame will put in for an open book debate? Or will they let her bring notecards?

  •  I've been dealing with this mental image (0+ / 0-)

    for three days.

    McCain is bad enough. Short fused, ill tempered and mentally deteriorating. Palin is far worse.

    For some reason, I don't think her 21 months as governor of Alaska and her 6 years of playing the mayor in "Northern Exposure" is going to serve her well in dealing with Vlad the Invader.

    I hope America is paying attention.

    The loudest cries for war come from those who have never seen one.

    by MadGeorgiaDem on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 07:48:04 AM PDT

  •  Invest in Alaska (0+ / 0-)

    "Mr Prime Minister, please supply some Russian peacekeepers to liberate Alaska from American tyranny. Then we can go 50:50 on an oil concession in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge".  

    There is no man alive who is sufficiently good to rule the life of the man next door to him. Sir Rhys Hopkin Morris, M.P.

    by Gary J on Wed Sep 03, 2008 at 07:52:21 AM PDT

  •  Hubbie Todd at a White House dinner is... (0+ / 0-)

    hard to imagine. What would he talk about with Dmitri Medvedev or Hu Jintao--and their spouses?

    Perhaps Alaskan independence? Maybe the Russians and Chinese could help out Todd and Sarah on that one.

    Jeesh. How could this get any more embarrassing for the Republican ticket?

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