Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sarah Palin vies for Africa post

Following up on an active interest in the nation of Africa developed during the recent presidential election campaign, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has reached out to President-elect Barack Obama requesting a posting as an ambassador representing America.

Governor Palin recently returned to Juneau, Alaska and had planned to continue in her position as governor of that large territory lying to the northwest of America. However, she would be willing to leave the governorship "because Africa is just such a darned important country."

"I have always been very, very interested in the nation of Africa, partly because of it being located where it is," she said. "If you are standing in Africa and you look real close, you can see South Africa."

She added that she had received phone calls encouraging her to vie for the post, including one from French president Nicholas Sarkozy.

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At 9:27 AM , Blogger george.w said...

The Irrational Right is already furiously denying she didn't know Africa is a continent, saying; "Of course she knew that, if in fact it is true. We'll have our staff get back to you on it."

One week after saying she reads every newspaper and magazine in the universe, she corrected and said that she reads WSJournal, NYTimes, and The Economist.

If she reads The Economist, I'm Marvin Martian.

At 9:33 AM , Blogger Don Thieme said...

Sarah Palin reads a vast variety!

At 10:03 AM , Anonymous Akin said...


It is breath-taking, can you pass these on to her to give her a context of how big Africa is?

How big is Africa 1

How big is Africa 2

Map of Africa

These might her in her first lesson of looking beyond Juneau.

If she becomes ambassador, it would take her out of the political landscape and hopefully completely out of the running forever.




At 2:42 PM , Blogger Don Thieme said...

It looks as though Alaska is in fact bigger than most of the countries of Africa. Certainly Alaska is bigger than Nigeria in land area. However, it would not be possible to fit all of Nigeria's people into Alaska. Particularly because they would expand considerably if they were frozen.

At 11:43 AM , Blogger GeologyJoe said...

She's such a nit-wit. I'd let her be an ambassador thou, in Iran.


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