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Palin Advising McCain

Simply priceless

NPR: Given what you’ve said, senator, is there an occasion where you could imagine turning to Gov. Palin for advice in a foreign policy crisis?

McCain: I’ve turned to her advice many times in the past [bold mine-DL]. I can’t imagine turning to Senator Obama or Senator Biden because they’ve been wrong. They were wrong about Iraq, wrong about Russia.

Leave aside that they agree with him on Russia (maybe this is McCain’s way of admitting that he was wrong?).  He can’t imagine turning to the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in a foreign policy crisis?  Really?  I doubt Biden would have the right answers, but he would seem to be one of the people in Congress you would hope the President is consulting at some point.

So he would rely on Palin’s advice, which we are supposed to believe he has already relied on many times in the last four weeks.  Let’s imagine how one of these advisory sessions might play out:

McCain: I’m very concerned that the Russians are going to make a move against Ukraine.  What do you think I should do?

Palin: Well, do what I do whenever Putin rears his head over our airspace: don’t blink. 

McCain: But what action should we take?

Palin: I’ll have to get back to you.

Yes, the jokes pretty much write themselves when it comes to this pair.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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