John McCain on why Palin would be qualified to be Commander in Chief if something happened to him in an interview with an NBC affiliate in Portland, ME:
Q: Well, you say you’re sure that she has the experience, but again, I’m just asking for an example. What experience does she have in the field of national security?
McCAIN: Energy. She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America. …. And we all know that energy is a critical and vital national security issue. We’ve got to stop sending $700 billion of American money to countries that don’t like us very much. She’s very well versed on that issue. And, uh, she also happens to represent, be governor of a state that’s right next to Russia. She understands Russia.
Who cares about Palin? McCain himself is too dumb to be president. You have got to be kidding me. There’s no way he could possible believe this shit, could he? More than anyone else in the United States? More than scientists studying energy? And how does being next door to a country tell you anything about them? She’s conducted international diplomacy with them?
As people are pointing out — it seems to say something about the McCain camp’s priorities for national security when you ask them a question about it and they come back with an answer about oil.