Like so many Americans, it was with great relief that we at The Contrarian watched Gov. Sarah Palin’s interview with Charles Gibson on Thursday evening. Our doubts about governor Palin’s foreign policy knowledge were completely wiped away when Palin revealed to the nation that you can see Russia from some of Alaska’s more remote islands. One of our long-standing mottos at The Contrarian has been: "If you can see it, you understand it." And so it was a weight lifted from our shoulders and consciousness, and we breathe easier about the Republican ticket this weekend.
The Contrarian’s Editor in Chief, Casey Rae-Hunter, issued this statement from his vacation home in the Netherland’s Antilles, where he is spending a long weekend:
"On behalf of the Contrarian, I would like to apologize to both governor Palin and Senator McCain for our flippant dismissal of Ms. Palin’s foreign policy credentials and overall readiness to be vice president. We were simply unaware that you can see Russia from Alaska. I can only hope this will not taint our organization’s journalistic integrity with the candidates, and I can assure you there are going to be major changes at our offices when I return on Monday from my vacation home in the Netherlands Antilles."