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    Default Sarah Palin didn't know Africa is a continent

    Video at the link. Makes me happy Fox is reporting this Pretty much ensures she won't be back!

    Palin Didn't Know Africa Is A Continent, Says Fox News Reporter (VIDEO)

    Now that the 2008 election is over, reporters are spilling all the juciest, and previously off the record, gossip from the campaign trail. Much of it is about the infighting between Palin and McCain's staff, as Newsweek's treasure trove of post-election gossip reveals. However, perhaps one of the most astounding and previously unknown tidbits about Sarah Palin has to do with her already dubious grasp of geography. According to Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Carl Cameron, there was great concern within the McCain campaign that Palin lacked "a degree of knowledgeability necessary to be a running mate, a vice president, a heartbeat away from the presidency," in part because she didn't know which countries were in NAFTA, and she "didn't understand that Africa was a continent, rather than a series, a country just in itself."

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    Wow, reading about her now its like...so absolute.

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    Dead yet?
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    Like someone on HuffPo commented.. I doubt Palin would make it through a Republican Presidential Primary... if there was a VP Primary Palin wouldn't have ever been picked.

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    Cameron reports that Palin was unfamiliar with the concept of "American exceptionalism," and that not only did she not understand that Africa was a continent rather than a single country but also that during debate prep Palin was unable to name all the nations in North America.

    Them damned gotcha questions -what the hell do they expect of the poor woman? She can't see Mexico from her house. There they go again with that liberal elite media suppressing her 1st Amendment rights.

    AHAHAHAHAHA...keep it coming.

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    She was unable to name all the countries in NAFTA.. which isn't too hard to remember.. it's like Canada, USA, and Mexico..

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    I have unfortunately run into quite a few adults who think Africa is a country.



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    I have to say, we can't really make fun of Palin for this because A LOT of people refer/think of Africa as a country, regardless of age.

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    FAUX News really is throwing her to the wolves!!

    Now that the 2008 election is over, reporters are spilling all the juciest, and previously off the record, gossip from the campaign trail. Much of it is about the infighting between Palin and McCain's staff, as Newsweek's treasure trove of post-election gossip reveals. However, perhaps one of the most astounding and previously unknown tidbits about Sarah Palin has to do with her already dubious grasp of geography. According to Fox News Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron, there was great concern within the McCain campaign that Palin lacked "a degree of knowledgeability necessary to be a running mate, a vice president, a heartbeat away from the presidency," in part because she didn't know which countries were in NAFTA, and she "didn't understand that Africa was a continent, rather than a series, a country just in itself."

    ***UPDATE*** Fox News Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron appeared on The O'Reilly Factor tonight and described in much fuller detail the truly astonishing behavior, and lack of knowledge, of Sarah Palin on the campaign trail, as well as the nasty infighting that resulted from, some would say, Palin's "diva" behavior. (Earlier today, Palin said reports of her "diva" behavior and any tension within the campaign were "absolutely false.")
    Cameron relates how McCain aides were terrified of Palin's lack of knowledge of international and national issues, and even basic civics. Cameron reports that Palin was unfamiliar with the concept of "American exceptionalism," and that not only did she not understand that Africa was a continent rather than a single country but also that during debate prep Palin was unable to name all the nations in North America.
    Palin was apparently a nightmare for her campaign staff to deal with. She refused preparation help for her interview with Katie Couric and then blamed her staff, specifically Nicole Wallace, when the interview was rightly panned as a disaster. After the Couric interview, Palin turned nasty with her staff and began to accuse them of mishandling her. Palin would view press clippings of herself in the morning and throw "tantrums" over the negative coverage. There were times when she would be so nasty and angry that her staff was reduced to tears.
    Watch the clip from The O'Reilly Factor below.
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    Palin Didn't Know Africa Is A Continent, Says Fox News Reporter (VIDEO)

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    Sometimes I have called Africa a country, but I absolutely know it is a continent!

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    Seven continents... North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, and Asia... I knew that without having to look it up. It's not that hard... I'm smarter than she is, and I'm a high school drop out. :\

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    They taught me a little song in elementary school to remember the continents..

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    Quote Originally Posted by stylejunkiex View Post
    She was unable to name all the countries in NAFTA.. which isn't too hard to remember.. it's like Canada, USA, and Mexico..
    Oh heck - you don't even have to get to NAFTA, that's trade policy. Let's start with are you smarter than a fifth...er third...ok first grader. Just name the countries of the continent you live on. And there's only 3. This whole 6 colleges things makes a lot more sense.

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    I'm not surprised but to be fair she's not the only American with a woeful lack of knowledge about geography and the big wide world outside the US borders.
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    Palin probably thought Alaska was the 7th continent.

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