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Palin's toxic world view is worrisome

Business Times - 16 Sep 2008

It is a dangerous mixture of ignorance and arrogance, inexperience and religious fervour

By LEON HADAR
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

AT first I thought that the guys at Fox News Television, the Republican Party's unofficial propaganda outlet, were pulling my leg. A few hours after Republican presidential candidate John McCain stunned the country by announcing that he had chosen Alaska's governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, Steve Doocy, one of Fox's anchormen, told viewers that the Republican vice-presidential candidate was a foreign policy expert of sorts.

She was, he assured his viewers, very much like the Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Senator Joe Biden, a former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a veteran member of Washington's foreign policy establishment, who has travelled around the globe and has met many world leaders.

'But the other thing about her, she does know about international relations because …