Gov. Palin’s Russian Diplomacy
Posted by ginnypub on March 4, 2009
I’m sure Barry Soetoro’s ass is chafing from his stack of foreign policy blunders this week. From publicly bitch-slapping his Secretary of State to being seen as a weak, sniveling little joke in Russia, to scaring the beJesus out of American allies, to insulting Great Britain, ole Barry’s been on a roll demonstrating why a “community organizer” lacks sufficient knowledge and experience to lead the greatest nation.
But I think Barry Soetoro’s candy-ass was already chafing because of Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK). You see, Gov. Palin did something in January that the media didn’t report on, but that Barry knows about because of his continued obsession with her; so much so, that he’s even hired a political party hack of no distinction, Alaskan State Senator Kim (‘troopergate”) Elton to be “Director of Alaskan Affairs”.
Here’s what Gov. Sarah Palin did:
January 2, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today is welcoming an international delegation of diplomats who are traveling to Alaska to celebrate Alaska Statehood Day on January 3, 2009. Representatives from several Asian and European countries accepted Governor Palin’s invitation to participate in weekend celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Alaska being admitted to the Union.
“We welcome these representatives with our best Alaska hospitality. We are pleased with their recognition of the importance of our 50th anniversary,” Governor Palin said. “It is a special honor to welcome Ambassador Kislyak and to showcase our state to this high-profile international group.”
Among the traveling dignitaries is Mr. Sergey Kislyak, newly appointed Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, who is making his first visit to Alaska.
“I am so pleased to be here this weekend,” Ambassador Kislyak said. “As discussed in my meeting with Governor Palin, it is encouraging to note the similarities between Alaska and the Russian Far East. Our existing commercial connections and the mutually beneficial nature of our professional partnerships can only help provide a measure of stability as, together, we face the global economic challenges that lie ahead.”
Ambassador Kislyak also met with representatives of the Aleut International Association, Institute of the North, Alaska Rule of Law Initiative, National Parks Service, ISER Alaska Chukotka Project, and Turnagain Elementary School Russian Immersion Program, all of whom have been involved in multi-year Russia-related projects.
In addition to Ambassador Kislyak, foreign dignitaries include Yuri Gerasin, Consul General of the Russian Federation; Julian Evans, British Consul General; John Mataira, Consul General of New Zealand; Balazs Bokor, Consul General of Hungary; Sten Arne Rosnes, Consul General of Norway; Haryong Lee, Consul General of Korea; Fred Santos, Consul of The Philippines; Mel Knight, Alberta’s Minister of Energy; Marvin Schneider, Alberta’s Executive Director of the U.S. and Americas; and Haijun Wang, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of China’s Heilongjiang Province. Mr. Wang is leading a four-person delegation from Heilongjiang Province, a sister province to Alaska, and China’s northernmost region.
NOTE TO BARRY SOETORO: THIS IS WHAT EXPERIENCE LOOKS LIKE.