Fox: Palin didn't know Africa is a continent
David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Thursday November 6, 2008

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So just how woefully unqualified was Sarah Palin? Now that the election's over, aides to John McCain's campaign are starting to dish on the former Republican vice presidential nominee.

The Alaska governor who bragged about being able to see Russia from her home state was pretty uninformed on even the most basic details of the world, it appears.

As Fox News's Carl Cameron reported Wednesday, Palin allegedly thought Africa was a country -- not a continent -- and didn't know which countries were a party to the North American Free Trade Agreement. (That would be the US, Mexico and Canada.)

Cameron's report joins negative portrayals of Palin in Newsweek and the New York Times, which on Thursday revealed that Palin had not prepared for her disastrous interview with CBS's Katie Couric and did not inform McCain officials that she had scheduled an interview with two Canadian pranksters posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The Fox reporter diplomatically noted that McCain aides were concerned about Palin's lack of "knowledgability," as Cameron diplomatically put it.

Conservative bloggers -- who may be Palin's only remaining defenders -- are furious at McCain aides' leaks about her. Michelle Malkin calls them "classless cowards" suffering from "Palin Derangement Syndrom," and RedState has launched "operation leper" to track down the aides who are dishing the dirt.

This video is from Fox's The Fox Report, broadcast November 5, 2008.

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