il-Advised il-Preparedness

Quiet morning, I know. Had some stuff to tend to on the work front. We are now officially up on the air in NC with our “Fighter” ad:

Also, we’ve got a print ad out today in MI-7. Tim Walberg picked a fight with the wrong peeps:

And finally, today in Palin news, I’ve been watching the clip from last night’s Nightly News b/c everyone’s talking about how awkward it was. It was. But it also offered another small glimpse into the vacant space that is Palin’s knowledge base of international affairs and foreign relations. From Think Progress:

PALIN: You have to have some diplomatic strategy going into a meeting with someone like Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-il, one of these dictators that would seek to destroy America or her allies. It is so naive and so dangerous for a presidential candidate to just proclaim that they would be willing to sit down with a– a leader like Ahmadinejad and just talk about the problems, the issues that are facing them. So that — that’s — that’s some ill-preparedness right there.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (notice she never says his first name) is not a dictator. He’s the elected President of a republic, and he’s accountable to the Supreme Leader. Lumping him in with Kim Jong-il is simplifying the nuances of other nations’ political processes and governments to a dangerous degree.

UPDATE: I changed the title of this post b/c the phrase irks me to no end, especially when Palin says it (“that’s some ill-preparedness right there”).

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