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Friday, September 12, 2008

Checking facts

"Alaska is close to Russia."

Yes, that's true. Let's look at the map.

My northern readers are used to seeing maps like this, but my other readers probably aren't. Name of Town Withheld is in the red part on the left. Alaska's in blue, near the top. The yellow just to the right of it is part of Russia.

Moscow is the country's capital city. You can see it on this map. In the bottom right corner. It's in Europe.

If a person from Maine told me that he knows all about Ulukhaktok, NWT because he lives right next to Canada, I would laugh in his face. Actually, it looks like Maine might be closer to Moscow than Juneau is. Senator Collins is looking better all the time.


Anonymous said...

I would guess you'd also be piqued if someone said they understood Canada because they knew Ottawa really really well.

Megan said...

There's no evidence that Sarah Palin knows anything at all about Russia. This bit about being able to see Russia from some parts of Alaska is the sort of thing you read in travel brochures.

But why SHOULD she know anything about Russia? She has never had to think outside her own state's borders. I'm sure she's a great governor.

Cindy said...

Very funny.

But here's the real question: Are you still going to vote McCain?