Reading RedState for response to the excerpts of the Gibson interview, we find this:

After all, she's running for VP. McCain is running for President. McCain Has to be good on foreign policy. She has the chance to learn.

An honest red-stater. He is conceding that of all the people McCain could have picked, he picked someone who knows next to nothing about foreign policy. What really amazes me is why Gibson did not ask her about her own record in talking of foreign policy. Her one clear statement in December 2006 was that she heard about the surge "on the news" and wanted an "exit plan." So on the core foreign policy plank of McCain's campaign, Palin is on record as being in disagreement. Here it is in full:

Alaska Business Monthly: We've lost a lot of Alaska's military members to the war in Iraq. How do you feel about sending more troops into battle, as President Bush is suggesting?

Palin: I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq. I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, Condoleezza Rice and the administration, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place; I want assurances that we are doing all we can to keep our troops safe. Every life lost is such a tragedy. I am very, very proud of the troops we have in Alaska, those fighting overseas for our freedoms, and the families here who are making so many sacrifices.

Maybe Gibson has time to follow up on this. He really must. Russert would. Man, don't you miss him now?

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