Palin doesn’t even know what the Bush Doctrine is, that much should be obvious to everyone in America right now. The punditry saying things like, “well, you know, I bet the average hockey mom doesn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is either, so why should it matter?” is disingenuous and dumb.
Would these very same hockey moms accept their kids’ science teacher not knowing what an atom is? NO.
Because, and I really hate the fact that I feel the need to keep repeating this, I don’t need to RELATE to the average politician, I need them to be able to DO THEIR JOB. Knowing precisely what the foreign policy of the outgoing administration are is a pretty big part of said job. The fact that Russia can *omigod* be seen from an island in Alaska is NOT going to substitute for that. What’s next? I’ve seen, uh, Saudi Arabia from a plane once. I guess I am uniquely qualified to negotiate with the House of Saud. Who knew?
Great choice, John McCain.
*slow, painful clap*