Idiots don't get it
been the commander of the National Guard--of the Alaska National Guard that's been deployed overseas. That's foreign policy experience.Are you friggin' kidding me? Does he really not understand that Guardsmen, when deployed on federal service, no longer fall under the control of their respective governors?
Well, you know who does understand the difference between state and federal service? Major General Craig Campbell, the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard (that's the highest-ranking officer in the state for civilians).
(Campbell) considers Palin "extremely responsive and smart" and says she is in charge when it comes to in-state services, such as emergencies and natural disasters where the National Guard is the first responder.McCain's choice is leading to some choice spinning on the part of his surrogates.
But, in an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, he said he and Palin play no role in national defense activities, even when they involve the Alaska National Guard. The entire operation is under federal control, and the governor is not briefed on situations.
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