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Sarah Palin to Russia with love, President Trump

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Enough with this silliness about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin taking over the Department of the Interior. That job demands a lot of work, and as Palin proved during her term as chief executive of the 49th state, she’d much rather delegate than work.

Palin is happiest being just a public face. She gave up the job of governor after only two years to exploit the opportunity to become a pol-ebrity in the wake of her failed bid for vice-president.

President-elect Donald Trump needs to find her a job that is more perk than work, say ambassador to Russia.

Look, as Putin rears his head, someone has to keep an eye on him.

Who better than someone with solid, Alaska experience as a Russia watcher? Remember what Palin had to say while a VP candidate in 2008:

Russia, “it’s just right over the border. It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our state.”

The media elites at Saturday Night Live might have later twisted Palin’s words to make half the country believe she crazily said she could “see Russia from my house,”and indeed her phrasing in that foreign policy interview might have been more than a little odd. But she clearly understood the significance of the US.-Russian relationship.

“It’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia,” she said.

Palin clearly gets it, and she and Russian president Vladimir Putin might be the perfect fit. They have so much in common they could well become Vodka-swilling, caribou-shooting buds.

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3 replies »

  1. I must admit I don’t remember the exact quote but Sarah Palin DID say that “there are places in Alaska where you can see Russia.” I’ve never been to Diomede but I do think that it is the ONLY place in Alaska where from which you can see Russia. Nit-picking, I know, but I think it is plenty reason to send her to Moscow. Would Todd go or would he let his wild woman loose on the Russian bear?

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