Sarah Palin’s North Korea Gaffe: A Mistake?

The most telling part of Sarah Palin’s “North Korea” gaffe is that no one knows whether it was a simple slip of the tongue or another brain fart revealing massive ignorance.

When asked by Beck how she would handle a situation like the one that was developing in North Korea, Palin responded: “This is stemming from, I think, a greater problem when we’re all sitting around asking, ‘Oh no, what are we going to do,’ and we’re not having a lot of faith that the White House is going to come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is that North Korea is going to do.”

It is unclear whether Palin is talking about sanctions against North Korea, or U.S. sanctioning — i.e. approving or supporting — its actions.

Palin continued: “Obviously, we gotta stand with our North Korean allies,” when Beck interrupted and corrected her to say “South Korea.”

“And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes,” she responded.

Unbelievably pathetic. My opinion: she is seriously confused about the difference between North and South Korea. I don’t believe this was just a slip-up.

Palin, meanwhile, responded to the criticism by attacking President Obama, apparently believing that pointing out someone else’s mistakes is an excuse for her own stupidity: A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States.

As you read this amazingly venal rant designed to divert attention from her own glaring error, remember that this is a woman who wants to be President of the US.

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