CBS anchor Katie Couric talked to American VP hopeful Sarah Palin. It was, in a word, inspiring. Link (Note: This video doesn’t seem to be available from CBS anymore. But it exists. Go ask youtube.) Punditry here.

Here’s a partial transcript:

COURIC: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land– boundary that we have with– Canada. It– it’s funny that a comment like that was– kind of made to– cari– I don’t know, you know?
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COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our– our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of.
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Imagine: I live in Brussels, in tiny Belgium. Between France, The Netherlands, Germany, and just a tiny maritime strip of watery water from The United Kingdom. That’s where London is.

Imagine how smart that makes me! Just by geographic proximity. Not to mention that my office is close to the European Parliament, Commission, and Council. So I am pretty fucking well-versed in European legislative procedure.

It’s true I’ve never negotiated with any of those nations or institutions, but some pretty important people drive down the street near my office to go to meetings or whatever. So I think I’m pretty qualified to hold an influential position in Europe.

Elect this lady. Then we can all live in her fantasy world.

Seriously: terrified yet?