President Obama Checked to See If Sarah Palin Was a Nuclear-Issues Expert, and She Was Not

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When Sarah Palin was asked about President Obama's new policies on using nuclear weapons, her answer was expectedly unfavorable.


"No administration in America's history would I think ever have considered such a step that we just found out that President Obama is supporting today.

You know that's kinda like getting out there on the playground, a bunch of kids ready to fight and one of the kids saying 'Go ahead, punch me in the face and I'm not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want to with me.'"

That's some sober analysis right there. But as Obama told George Stephanopolous last night, the criticism doesn't really get to him, because he checked to see if Palin was an expert on nuclear issues (probably had an intern do it, really), and it turns out she has no national-defense credentials at all. The secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff do, however.


EXCLUSIVE: 'Not Much of an Expert' -- Obama Slaps Sarah Palin for Nuke Policy Criticism [ABC News]