Here’s Palin defending herself on the contention that she got confused about Africa:
“My concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur and the relevance to me with that issue as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries there that were kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent, the relevance was Alaska’s investment in Darfur with some of our permanent fund dollars.”
Ouch. What she should have said, and would have if she were a good reader, was this:
I am very concerned about the atrocities in Darfur. Those atrocities led my state and myself as governor to confront the issue of divesting the Alaska Permanent Fund from stocks related to Darfur and Sudan. I think it is a tragedy that so many corrupt African dictatorships are ruining the lives of their citizens.That's what Laura Bush, a *very* good reader, by all accounts, would have said.