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Palin's travels
politico ^ | August 30, 2008 | Ben Smith

Posted on 09/13/2008 4:35:34 PM PDT by bahblahbah

Sarah Palin's abrupt appearance on the national stage sparked an enormous array of questions, one of which is: Has she ever traveled abroad?

I asked her new spokeswoman, Maria Comella, who noted that Palin visited Germany and Kuwait in 2007 to visit Alaska National Guard troops.

Comella said she'd also visited one other country: Ireland.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: kuwait; mccainpalin; nationalguard; palinrecord; sarahpalin
OK, they got this right on Aug 30... when did she start getting attributed to visiting Iraq? BTW, I don't see what the big deal is. They're close together, and Kuwait is the launch point for Iraq.
1 posted on 09/13/2008 4:35:34 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: bahblahbah

ap


2 posted on 09/13/2008 4:36:17 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: bahblahbah

She has also been to Mexico and Canada..and well she can see Russia from her state.


3 posted on 09/13/2008 4:38:35 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: bahblahbah

Palin had no time or desires to take exotic vacations overseas. How about we talk about Barry’s foreign travels?


4 posted on 09/13/2008 4:38:46 PM PDT by BooyahPower
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To: AmericanMade1776

And at least Sarah Palin didn’t go to a Muslim school in Thailand.


5 posted on 09/13/2008 4:39:38 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: bahblahbah

The difference between Iraq and Kuwait is the stroke of a British pen and the deeds of an American army in 1991. Back before WWII, an Iraqi king wanted to annex Kuwait. That ended when he was killed in a car wreck. Hussain wanted to annex it in 1990. That ended when he got his butt kicked in 1991. Let us say that Palin was in theatre.


6 posted on 09/13/2008 4:41:10 PM PDT by RobbyS (Ecce homo)
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To: BooyahPower

What, exactly, was the purpose of his trip to Pakistan?


7 posted on 09/13/2008 4:42:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: snarkytart

She sounds like my middle class family travels: Mexico, Montreal, and that’s all I can afford.

She should strike back with this on the stump, framing it as “elite/sophistication” Europe vacation.


8 posted on 09/13/2008 4:45:16 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: AmericanMade1776; bahblahbah; Clemenza; BooyahPower; snarkytart; RobbyS; Jet Jaguar; nhwingut
She has also been to Mexico and Canada..and well she can see Russia from her state.

For an American citizen of her age to have never had a US passport is not unusual. My parents got their first passports when they were in their 40's. Prior to the aftermath of 9-11, it was possible for a US citizen to travel just about anywhere in the western hemisphere except Cuba without a passport (all the way from Halifax to Tierra del Fuego). In Europe prior to the EU, most Europeans needed a passport just to travel 200-300 miles.

9 posted on 09/13/2008 4:52:08 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: bahblahbah
she went to Ireland on the same trip she went to Germany and Iraq?
Thanks
10 posted on 09/13/2008 4:53:55 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

The Governor went to Ireland? Now we are talking about an important visit. The nosey press can stand in line and kiss my pattuti.

BTW, her son will be doing some traveling in the near furture. The Palin family is on the mark when it comes to being the real deal. God Bless them.


11 posted on 09/13/2008 4:56:45 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Steve Van Doorn

look at what the media is trying to portray. Obama made several quick stops to several countries during his campaign, thus he has more experience about foreign countries than Palin


12 posted on 09/13/2008 4:58:56 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

How many times has Obama been to Alaska?


13 posted on 09/13/2008 5:01:45 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa

Does Obama think it is the 49th, 50th or 57th state in the union?


14 posted on 09/13/2008 5:02:43 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa
How many times has Obama been to Alaska?

In how many countries has or does Obama hold citizenship.

15 posted on 09/13/2008 5:03:22 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: bahblahbah

Blaaawwwhhhhh!!! What? Are they kidding? Who Cares?


16 posted on 09/13/2008 5:18:12 PM PDT by Texas4ever (SIT DOWN JUNIOR :))
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To: bahblahbah
Palin never in Iraq, campaign now says (CNN) 4 minutes ago headline.
Campaign now says she didn't visit troops in Iraq, only the border...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/13/palin.iraq/?iref=hpmostpop

Still you do not announce you were in Iraq when you were not..the jet that was sold at a profit in the old eBay joke was sold at a loss after brokerage..(supposedly, I really don't care on the latter as it was sold, and was a joke but the jokes goe too far and tends to get messy..period!)

Hillary ducking bullets and running for cover should be a BIG warning to all candidates. The same old Republican spin PR machine who orchestrates how, what, when and where anything is said; if truths are stretched to the gossamer to make a counter punch, these high priced "make it happen guys in '08" will sure as we are sitting here, put a “monkey wrench” into their own very capable Palin machine for VP. Remember, Palin took down some powerful people; so the Democrats are not the only ones that would like to see the crash of Sarah Palin from the political shooting star she has been riding.

We know the dinosaur media is biased..but they still have a vast viewing audience and the other day I was shocked to find a business associate of mine could not tell commentary from news..He actually asked me to name the pundits of both. This is a problem in of itself. The same people think MSNBC has a big viewship!

I don't want to hear any more campaign announcements coming out that there was a recognized misspeak..Palin has to trust her own judgment on this and not be controlled by these "writers". Palin needs to address the nation in her own words and fire the same.

Advice: If it feels wrong or misleading, don't do or say it!

If any diallusionment starts to trickle into her campaign because of the "writing", I worry. The race is too close for such mistakes when there is a cross disection of every spoken word.

So this is a red flag to the Repub camp; and I hope Palin has the brass ones to stand up to these "pros" who think they know what Americans want, when they have been batting close to 0 for some time now. McCain choosing Palin saved their ....s!

17 posted on 09/13/2008 5:21:55 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: bahblahbah
Comella said she'd also visited one other country: Ireland

That was a plane layover I believe..

CNN Saturday that Palin's time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a refueling stop.


18 posted on 09/13/2008 5:26:03 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
CNN Saturday that Palin's time in Ireland on that trip had actually been a refueling stop.

So? The only time I've ever been to Panama was on a refueling stop. Also I've only been connecting to other flights in Chicago (ORD) and Miami (MIA).

19 posted on 09/13/2008 5:31:51 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: bahblahbah; All

Obama’s been to Germany but he cancelled on spending the planned hour or two visiting our wounded warriors. He went shopping in Berlin instead.

THAT tells me all that any real Americans need to know about the worth of his travels.....


20 posted on 09/13/2008 5:50:54 PM PDT by Enchante ("Troopergate" = Obama Democrats Working Hard to Smear Governor Palin in a Non-Scandal)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"For an American citizen of her age to have never had a US passport is not unusual."

I never got a passport until 2006. I was 59 at the time.

21 posted on 09/13/2008 5:51:01 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Paleo Conservative
That's the point, why do the candidates even bring it up. What purpose does it even serve to say one has been there, anyway? to the average listener. This is all about foreign policy BS, and you stretch the truth enough to insinuate something else to the audience and after a while you lose the audience.

I will be very very (blank blank blank) if small things like this which should not even have been said cause Palin to lose votes or the fence sitters become so disillusioned they don't even vote. This is a very tight race.

I just feel things, and I am starting to worry.

In skiing, if you tend to become too relaxed at the end of the last run, that is when most accidents happen. Same goes for this race!!!

These technicalities can become nightmares in the very time spent in explanations. Obama knows oh so well with the Pig comment. I never want to see a pig again. The media tortured us with this pig repetitive rhetoric. No wonder people are unable to differentiate between News and Commentary! In the grand scheme of things..little importance to me, you and the rest of the tax raped citizens of this nation. Pigs being of little importance to the fighting men and women in Afganistan and Iraq.

Next time say, Ireland..stopped there once to refuel, wish I could have had time to visit blah blah blah..perhaps twas on the way to "the border" so forementioned. What is so hard about..telling the Truth?

22 posted on 09/13/2008 5:56:46 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: mass55th

I’ve never had one, probably never will.


23 posted on 09/13/2008 6:12:30 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: bahblahbah

It seems to me that a lot of these new issues with McCain and Palin are somewhat elitist. How many voters have never traveled overseas? How many don’t use email or the computer? It seems to me that only a certain, dare I say, elitist, person would care that Sarah hasn’t traveled to Europe. Most Americans would probably rather that she “See America First”. She probably drives a Chevy, too, while I see Obama in a Pious.


24 posted on 09/13/2008 6:43:21 PM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: bahblahbah

The lady’s had kids since she was 25 or so, probably not a lot of time or money for that European vacation. If anybody has looked at a map recently, you can’t just jet off to the French Riviera on a moment’s notice from Alaska, unless there are flights from Anchorage direct over the North Pole.

And if she went to Japan or China or Russia on official state business, the headlines would blare “Palin Takes Junkets to Asia on Taxpayer Dime!”.

I hope this year is the perfect storm that relegates all of the mainstream moron media to the dustbin of American culture.


25 posted on 09/13/2008 6:57:16 PM PDT by JacksonCalhoun
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To: bahblahbah

Shoot. I’ve been to Nova Scotia, Canada, Holland and Germany - whoop de doo! There are people who have been on trips around the world, but don’t have the skills Governor Palin has in her little finger. - Besides, as Vice President of the United States, she can take the whirlwind trip that the world traveler, Barry Obama, took last month and like him, she can take it on the gubmint’s dime on “state business”. . or did his campaign pay for it?


26 posted on 09/13/2008 7:17:23 PM PDT by Twinkie (BUBBA BARACK . . .)
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