The “Lipstick Pit-Bull” Goes To War

Pepe Escobar dissects the cluelessness of McCain and Palin…

September 13, 2008 – 8 min 27 sec

Sarah Palin wouldn’t “blink” against Russia, Iran, Pakistan, “the terrorists”…

In her long-awaited first prime-time interview – to ABC News’ Charles Gibson – since appointed as running mate to Senator John McCain in the Republican presidential ticket, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was able to display her foreign policy knowledge – which does not include understanding the meaning of the Bush doctrine of preemptive war. Adding to the chorus of Americans who suspect Palin is not prepared to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency in case McCain wins the election, the neoconservatives who gave her a crash course in international relations before she sat for the interview did not fail to commit a series of blunders.

Pepe Escobar, born in Brazil is the roving correspondent for Asia Times and an analyst for The Real News Network. He’s been a foreign correspondent since 1985, based in London, Milan, Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, and Bangkok. Since the late 1990s, he has specialized in covering the arc from the Middle East to Central Asia, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has made frequent visits to Iran and is the author of Globalistan and also Red Zone Blues: A Snapshot of Baghdad During the Surge both published by Nimble Books in 2007.


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    • Edger on September 14, 2008 at 7:28 pm
  1. but if anyone takes offense, I’ll just blame it on this guy.

  2. Pepe nails it.  Glad you posted.

    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla) called Palin’s performance the “Clift Notes” approach to foreign policy.  This was on CBS’s “Face the Nation” this morning.

    • Edger on September 14, 2008 at 8:15 pm


  3. about pit bulls as others.

    Not sure I agree with it but some counties just ban them, people aren’t allowed to own them. Great so then we can just ban her to.

    I think she used the pit bull analogy because the right wing males get all hot and puffed up for the whole violence and bloodshed thing and the only way they would accept a woman in a leadership position was if she sounded more psycho than them.

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