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Democrats Mock Palin’s New START Opposition


If Sarah Palin opposes it, it must be fantastic policy. That’s the argument behind the latest Democrat argument for supporting the New START treaty.

In a snide press release today (via David Weigel), Democrats use professional photos of those who agree with them and an unflattering photo of Palin to argue that the only serious position on New START is approval.

“In supporting ratification of the New START Treaty, Democrats are siding with the cross-party consensus view of virtually the entire foreign policy establishment — including former President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of Defense Gates, Secretary of State Clinton, and the secretaries of state from the last five presidents,” states the Senate Democrats Communications Center. “In opposing ratification, many Senate Republicans are siding with the position supported by… Sarah Palin.”

“The individuals in the first group have over a century of foreign policy experience between them,” the statement continues, “and have worked closely on U.S.-Russia relations for decades. On the other hand, Palin can see Russia from her house. Apparently, that’s good enough for many Senate Republicans.”

Palin wrote on NRO last week about her opposition to the New START treaty, arguing that it would limit our missile defense, further hamper our ability to verify whether Russia was complying with the treaty, and that we should not allow the Russians to increase their nuclear weapon supply while agreeing to decrease ours.

Incidentally, Palin never said she could see Russia from her house. That line was from Tina Fey.


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