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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Palin's "Foreign Policy Experience" adds up to NOTHING, people


Key parts of article:

Touting the credentials of his running mate, John McCain and his campaign suggest that Gov. Sarah Palin’s role as commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard qualifies as foreign affairs experience.


governors don’t have any command role in overseas deployments, or in the national security and foreign policy decisions surrounding them. That’s the prerogative of the president.


Governors are commanders of their state National Guard units, but their roles are restricted to deployments of soldiers and airmen within their states, said Randy Noller, a spokesman for the National Guard Bureau


But that hasn’t stopped the McCain campaign from claiming Palin’s role with the state Guard, and her visit to Alaska Guard members in Kuwait last year, as foreign policy experience.

“She’s been the commander of the National Guard, of Alaska’s National Guard, who’s been deployed overseas,’’ said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds during a heated exchange Monday night with CNN anchor Campbell Brown, adding: “That’s foreign policy experience.”

A day earlier, on "Fox News Sunday," McCain defended Palin’s background with a similar explanation.

“The point is she has been to Kuwait. She has been over there,” he said. “She has been with her troops, the National Guard that she commands, who had been over there and had the experience. I’m proud of her knowledge of these challenges and issues.”

And let's not forget her experience in the PTA, by all means!

Borderline symptom of the day: annoyedannoyed

What do you want her to have foreign policy experience for? It's not like the US ever had a foreign policy anyway. :-)

Let's not forget her total lack of taste for decor as well.

C'mon now, dead animals as a interior theme? Hell, I won't even let living, breathing animals on the sofa for anything!

So basically what you are saying is she has the same amount of foreign policy experience as does Sen Obama?

Pretty much, yes. And ditto Senator McCain.

The simple fact is that none of them has anything that can really be called foreign policy experience. You don't do much foreign policy decision making until you've got the job.