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An interesting nugget from her ABC interview is that she's been on the phone with Saakashvili, and that she committed her full support.

Saakashvili, whose country employs McCain foreign policy advisors as lobbyists.

Why, at the very outset of a much needed educational process, was she on the phone, MAKING PERSONAL COMMITMENTS, with this foreign power? Because she has had a chance to form her own opinion? Because it's right for the country for her to get morally locked into a position now? Or because it fit someone's neocon agenda to tie her down now?

An interesting nugget from her ABC interview is that she's been on the phone with Saakashvili, and that she committed her full support.

Saakashvili, whose country employs McCain foreign policy advisors as lobbyists.

Why, at the very outset of a much needed educational process, was she on the phone, MAKING PERSONAL COMMITMENTS, with this foreign power? Because she has had a chance to form her own opinion? Because it's right for the country for her to get morally locked into a position now? Or because it fit someone's neocon agenda to tie her down now?

Originally posted to oldandcranky on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 07:44 PM PDT.

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  •  Frankly... (10+ / 0-)

    She made the commitments because Rove told her to.

    NARAL and HRC endorsed Lieberman. Therefore, I can no longer endorse them.

    by LeftofArizona on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 07:46:46 PM PDT

    •  I dont think Shaaaskivili needs commitments from (0+ / 0-)

      anyone he is probably the loosest of looose cannons of all time..A George Washington law skool grad ? Mmmm I mean and the fukin guy wont shut up, you cant get him away from the mike....Shaaaasakavili is either bipolar or hes a fukin lunatic..Like the fukin stooges over their in Georgia...but not funny because innocent people are dying because of him and his Patton Lightening Like Invasion..No one can tell me that Russia would of ever, ever invade Georgia until the cukoo flew over his nest..I dont like the idea of eatin Nukes over Georgia ! You know g'damn well that bushjr43 boodoggle anti-missle system will Not Work ! Count on it..Oh well, the Neos aint scared to call Russias blufff, yha Russkies only got about 7,200 nuqweear war heads with 3,500 ready to launch..keep surrrounding Russia with misssles...real smart..real tough, John Wayne tough

      "Better a little late, than a little never"..Julian Winston

      by Johnny Rapture on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 08:04:24 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Because McBush would rather have nuclear war than (3+ / 0-)
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    Marie, Sanuk, Johnny Rapture

    lose an election, natch.

    •  Or rather every administration official (0+ / 0-)

      does NOT want Obama and his people in the White House -- having access to proof of all their crimes.  There's been so many, it will take at least four years to clear evidence away.  We can count on Palin to have that job.

      First a cowboy. Now a maverick? Yeah, that's exactly who you want to handle complex problems.

      by gooderservice on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 07:51:32 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The next question should be: (5+ / 0-)

    How many world leaders have you spoken with prior to being asked to be VP?

    After you consented to run for VP, how many world leaders have you spoken to?

    Kerry was made fun of when he commented about having spoken to world leaders.  Now it's okay to do so... even if you're a VP whose only foreign policy knowledge is it's our policy to keep Russia near Alaska?

    First a cowboy. Now a maverick? Yeah, that's exactly who you want to handle complex problems.

    by gooderservice on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 07:49:31 PM PDT

  •  But, But... (0+ / 0-)

    She is interested in the DNA of seals -

    to the tune of $3 Million.

    Surely, that counts for something.

    ♪ You can get any Lies you want at McCain-Palin's Restaurant! ♪

    by ItsSimpleSimon on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 07:52:17 PM PDT

  •  Why do some diaries display the paragraphs (0+ / 0-)

    twice?  Is the diarist making a mistake, or is it a computer glitch somewhere?

  •  Two morons on the phone to one another (3+ / 0-)
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    Marie, Johnny Rapture, Shhs

    God help us!

    I would love to hear that conversation.

    Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/ One perfect rose

    by kat68 on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 07:56:49 PM PDT

  •  The proper answer (1+ / 0-)
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    Vita Brevis

    to the question of whether our NATO commitments would be activated if Georgia was again attacked by Russia should have started with a statement indicating that Georgia is not a NATO nation, but I doubt Palin actually knew that much.

    The Taliban with an American face--Meet the Palinban

    by pollbuster on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 07:57:23 PM PDT

  •  Do you think she really even talked to him? (0+ / 0-)
  •  If that world leader is so stupid (1+ / 0-)
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    Shhs

    As to accept anything the Gov. of Secessia had to say well he is pretty stupid...HEY!  Didn't the leader of Georgia sneak attack a town full of people holding Russian passports with Russian right next door.  Oh well I guess it's possible then.

    I am not tame, and this is no time for the timid. Your very liberty is at stake.

    by Adept2u on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 08:02:24 PM PDT

  •  Can you say (3+ / 0-)
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    Marie, vbdietz, Shhs

    PRESUMPTUOUS

  •  what if Obama said the same thing? (1+ / 0-)
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    Marie

    she's obviously was drilled to say the things she did but just as obviously she doesn't know what the fuck she's talking about. McCain is unpatriotic for choosing her.

  •  Where are our congressional leaders... (2+ / 0-)
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    maren a, Shhs

    ...on this misuse of privlidged position...obviously McCain had some involvment in this as he supposedly is the 'leader' of this band of f*ckups. How can a civilian with little if any expertise in foreign affairs interject herself into a very volatile situation and apparently make commitments. This smells like dead fish and the stink is comes from lobbyist from mccain/palin campaign and has a hint of oil residue about it.

    Our nations quality of life is based on the rightousness of its people.

    by kalihikane on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 08:07:42 PM PDT

  •  I figured it was because (2+ / 0-)
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    vbdietz, Shhs

    she just learned how to pronounce Saakashvili, and wanted to show off for her tutors.

  •  That man eats his tie we don't need to make (1+ / 0-)
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    bablhous

    commitments to him.  He's unstable.  

    The definition of insanity is voting the same way and expecting a different result. I'm talking to you FL,OH, KY, WV!

    by Shhs on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 08:25:50 PM PDT

  •  She called him for one reason only, (0+ / 0-)

    So she could say in her interview that she talked to him.  It sounds so important...

    Moderation in all things-NOT

    by Julie Gulden on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 08:36:49 PM PDT

  •  Encouraging Saakashvili is dangerous and dumb (4+ / 0-)
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    bablhous, maren a, vbdietz, ChocolateChris

    Saakashvili started this mess because McCain and Bush hinted to him that the US would back him up in his military/political adventure to aggressively re-capture semi-independent South Ossetia.  This would be the equivalent of Putin encouraging Milosevic to attack semi-autonomous Kosovo. This gave Saakashvili the backing to provoke the current situation and gave Putin the dubious claim to protect the Ossetians.  The Ossetians are completely supportive of Putin and now look at the Russians as their protectors; so this notion of protecting the weak against the strong goes both ways.  McCain and Palin are inflaming a dangerous situation.  Reminds me of 1914 and how local politics started WWI.

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