Palin warns of going to war with Russia if Georgia is invaded again…

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ABC released an excerpt from Charles Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin that will air nationally tonight. Apparently Alaska’s proximity to Russia provides her with special insight.

When asked by Gibson if under the NATO treaty, the U.S. would have to go to war if Russia again invaded Georgia, Palin responded: “Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help.

Palin advocated the accession of Georgia and Ukraine into NATO, meaning that if attacked again in the future, the United States would be bound to go to war….

“I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help,” she said.

Palin, who obtained her first passport this year and who has served just two years as Alaska’s governor, told Gibson that she was up to the challenge of being Sen. John McCain’s vice president.

Who let loose the dogs of war?

Full story and video here.

First McCain interview in weeks: Looks lost without Palin

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McCain was interviewed recently by WCSH’s John Caldwell in Portland Maine and had to answer some tough questions, and it’s clear he got a little testy at the end. Temper, temper John. I wonder if Charlie Gibson will be as tough on Sarah Palin… I doubt it. See clip below.

Obama on O’Reilly: Can any good come of this?

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Unfortunately I’m not a full time blogger, at least not yet, and sometimes can’t turn on a dime as quickly as I would like. But last night when I watched Bill O’Reilly grill and berate Obama like a child, rarely allowing him to even complete a sentence, I knew that this “special” treatment was reserved especially for Obama, and him alone. I wondered aloud if O’Reilly treated other political luminaries — and I say with as much sarcasm as I can muster — like Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and even McCain, with the same lack of respect that they themselves, and not their office, deserve.

The answer of course, is an emphatic NO, as covered on Crooks & Liars this morning. After watching the clip again, I’m not sure what good will come of this. And there’s more to come next week. I think Barack handled himself as well as he possibly could, but it’s difficult against an individual who makes his entire living shouting over and belittling people. Check out the clip for yourself (for the record, I hate linking to Fox News in the clip below but it’s the only one I could find).

And in case you need to be reminded of O’Reilly’s true nature… Check out the clip below (Note: Not necessarily safe for work)

This is Beyond Rich: GOP Vetting Emporium

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I give her days… just days… It’s starting to look like Palin may have been vetted for only 1 day prior to the announcement, and only after an offer and retraction to Joe Lieberman for VP. This would explain A LOT. Check out the very funny video clip below about vetting…