Foreign Policy magazine has 20 questions for Sarah Palin. Let’s see how many, if any, Charlie Gibson asks.
Here’s a sample:
# In a broad and long-term sense, would you have responded differently to the attacks of 9/11?
# Is Iraq a democracy?
# What’s the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite?
# What is your preferred plan for peace between Israel and Palestine? A two state solution? What about Jerusalem?
# How do you feel about French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s recent visit to Syria? Do you believe the United States should negotiate with leaders like President Bashar al-Assad?
# Nearly 40 percent of the world’s population lives in China and India. Who are those countries’ leaders?
# Do you support the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Agreement, which would lift restrictions on sales of nuclear technology and fuel to India, a country which hasn’t signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty?
# Other than more drilling, what steps do you suggest the U.S. take in order to move toward energy independence? Do you believe more investment is needed in alternative energy research? If so, how would you recommend this funding be allocated?
# How would you balance concerns over human rights and freedom in China with the United States’ growing economic interdependence with that country?
# What’s more important: securing Russia’s cooperation on nuclear proliferation and Iran, or supporting Georgia’s NATO bid? If Vladimir Putin called you on the phone and said, “It’s one or the other,” what would you tell him?
Regardless of the fact that she knows nothing about these issues (she’s studying hard), she’s going to do fine in the interview. Don’t expect a disaster, she is a quick and polished politician. Better than either McCain or Bush.
The point here is that she is in hiding. If she could answer serious questions, they would let her speak.