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article imageOp-Ed: Palin calls Afghanistan 'our neighboring country'

By Chris V. Thangham     Oct 6, 2008 in Politics
In another political gaffe, Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin called Afghanistan “our neighboring country” during a Sunday speech to her supporters.
At a fundraising event in San Francisco, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised U.S. soldiers for their brave efforts in Afghanistan to help fighting terrorism and protecting democracy. She then added the following:
“They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan.”
In another speech in Omaha, Nebraska, Palin made fun of herself and said Tina Fey will have more materials about her after her speeches.
“I was just trying to give Tina Fey more material — job security for Saturday Night Live.”
Fey, who does a great impression of Sarah Palin, sometimes it is too realistic, especially in this recent one. But Palin has to be given credit; Fey doesn’t have to tinker the materials much.
I hope in the coming weeks the McCain campaign will give her more books to read, more newspapers to browse and maps to know the locations of various countries. I think Americans deserve at least some understanding and knowledge about the country and the world from a future vice president.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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