As cartoon character Homer Simpson might have said: “D’oh!”
In a Wednesday interview on Glenn Beck’s radio program, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin seemed a little confused about whether the US was allied with North Korea or South Korea.
Beck’s co-host asked Palin about how she would respond to a recent incident where North Korea shelled an island killing at least two South Korean marines and setting dozens of buildings on fire.
“Sarah, you said in the last few days that you are considering a run for president, and the polls show that you would probably win the Republican nomination,” the co-host noted. “How would you handle a situation like just developed in North Korea?”
“Well, North Korea, this is stemming from a greater problem where we’re all sitting around asking, ‘Oh no, what are we going to do?'” Palin said. “We’re not having a lot of faith that the White House is going to come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is that North Korea is going to do.”
“This speaks to a bigger picture here that certainly scares me in terms of our national security policy. But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound by treaty…”
“South Korean,” the co-host corrected.
“Yeah,” Palin continued. “We’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.”
It’s just the latest in a string of gaffes by the former Republican vice presidential candidate.
During the campaign, Palin suggested that part of the US was not the “real America.”
Prior to the 2008 election, Palin misspoke about the vice president’s constitutional role. “[The vice president is] in charge of the US Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better,” she said.
Just this year, the former governor admitted that she and her family had gone to Canada to receive health care. In prior days, she had demonized Canadian-style socialized medicine while arguing against reform.
This audio is from The Glenn Beck Program, broadcast Nov. 24, 2010.