If you’re wondering why John McCain’s campaign had been refusing to allow reporters to interview VP choice Sarah Palin, here’s why:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin left open the option Thursday of waging war with Russia if it were to invade neighboring Georgia and the former Soviet republic were a NATO ally.
“We will not repeat a Cold War,” Palin said in her first television interview since becoming Republican John McCain’s vice presidential running mate two weeks ago.
Palin told Charles Gibson of ABC News that she’d favor including Georgia and Ukraine, both former Soviet republics, in NATO despite opposition by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Asked whether the United States would have to go to war with Russia if it invaded Georgia, and the country was part of NATO, Palin said: “Perhaps so.”
Look, we know Russia is Palin’s neighbor and all, but suggesting that we might go to war with them is probably not a good idea. Nor is letting her speak without a script, apparently.