2012年2月23日木曜日

ペイリンvs田中直紀

ペイリンは、英イラク部隊は女王が担当と信じていたようだ。
2008年の大統領選挙の際、副大統領候補としての勉強会の一部だったようだ。

講師   イラク戦争への関与で英国が揺れ始めた時、何をするか
ペイリン 女王と率直な対話をする

議院内閣制と立憲君主制の話。
イギリス連邦は、君主はいるが、議院内閣制だから、
「君主は国政の実権を有さない」と言うこと。
義務教育で教わった気がするが、最近はあまり聞かない。
知っていて当然か。
政治家なのに、政治を知らなければ、関係者から、相手にされないだけで
なく、利用されて周囲が迷惑するだけだ。

米国のペイリンに匹敵するのは、日本の田中直紀しかいないだろう。
田中直紀もそのうち、副総理候補になるかもしれない。

Sarah Palin does NOT RUN
防秘漏洩と内部告発


---Sarah Palin 'believed Queen was in charge of British forces in Iraq'---
By Raf Sanchez, Washington
4:25PM GMT 20 Feb 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/sarah-palin/9094048/Sarah-Palin-believed-Queen-was-in-charge-of-British-forces-in-Iraq.html

Sarah Palin believed that the Queen rather than the prime minister was responsible for the decision to keep British forces in Iraq, according to research done for a new film chronicling her brief political rise.

The former Alaska governor reportedly made the comment during the 2008 presidential campaign as aides to John McCain, the Republican candidate, scrambled to bring his surprise-pick running mate up to speed on foreign affairs.

Her confusion emerged during a coaching session with Steve Schmidt, a top McCain adviser, who asked Mrs Palin what she would do if Britain began to waver in its commitment to the Iraq war.

In one of the many rambling responses that steadily eroded her credibility during the campaign, Mrs Palin reportedly replied that she would "continue to have an open dialogue" with the Queen.

Mrs Palin was plucked out of relative obscurity by John McCain in the hope that her down-at-home populist style would solidify the Republican party’s conservative around his candidacy.

The incident was revealed during research for Game Change, an HBO 'docu-drama' based on a book about the 2008 campaign by two leading American journalists.

While the film is a dramatisation - with the Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore playing Mrs Palin - its producers conducted dozens of research interviews and Mr Schmidt confirmed its accuracy in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

A Palin spokesman said the film - with which Mrs Palin refused to co-operate - "distorted, twisted and invented facts to create a false narrative".

The incident can be added to a long list of policy gaffes made by Mrs Palin during her three months as the Republican vice-presidential candidate.

In an infamous series of interviews with Katie Couric, the CBS News anchor, Mrs Palin was asked about her claim that Alaska's proximity to Russia gave her an insight into foreign affairs.

Her stumbling answer - describing how "[Vladimir] Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America" - helped reinforce the impression that she was not ready for high office.

Game Change describes panicked cramming sessions during the campaign, with aides beginning their history tutorial with the Spanish Civil War and carrying through to post-9/11 era.

Mrs Palin was initially enthusiastic, making notes on hundreds of coloured flash cards, but became increasingly sullen and was described by tutors as going into a "catatonic stupor".

Although the 2008 campaign ended in defeat, Mrs Palin’s political fortunes were briefly revived in 2010 with the rise of the grassroots Tea Party movement, but is now most often seen as a pundit on the conservative Fox News cable news channel.

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