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Sarah Palin's nuclear bomb, Carl Paladino's f-bomb

Sarah Palin, in an exclusive interview with the conservative Web site Newsmax, prophesies the end of the world:

"We have to realize that, at the end of the day," Palin warns, "a nuclear weapon in [Iran's] hands is not just Israel's problem or America's problem -- it is the world's problem. It could lead to an Armageddon. It could lead to that World War III that could decimate so much of this planet."

In a writeup of the interview, Newsmax adds a helpful explanation after the former Alaska governor's claim: "Palin's reference to Armageddon, described in the Bible's book of Revelation, refers to a final battle between the forces of good and evil over the existence of the state of Israel."

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Carl Paladino, the Republican nominee for governor of New York, had a pithy answer when asked what his response as governor would be to a U.S. attorney general (like Eric Holder, for example) who decides to hold terrorist trials in Manhattan.

Paladino's reply:

"F*** him. F*** him."

Paladino's quip, in a freshly released video filmed in March, predates his recently expressed opposition to "grinding" at gay pride parades.

By Dana Milbank  | October 12, 2010; 8:00 PM ET
 
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Palin is just as dangerous should she get access to the nuclear codes. And with her evangelical beliefs, she might take it upon herself to start Armageddon. She hinted at attacking Iran in 2008. She and McCain would have done it had they been elected. In fact, we would be well on our way to WWIII if they were in charge, the poor would be dying on the streets of America, we would have no American auto industry, and unemployment would be down only because they reinstated the draft.
Thank God for President Obama.

Posted by: smgess | October 13, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

two evil people. Am I supposed to be surprised?

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | October 13, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

It's really disconcerting how the people rising through the Republican ranks seem to have very little understanding of some very important issues.

Palin: She seems to think that a country with nuclear weapons can bring on a nuclear holocaust. That was certainly true of what would have happened if the US and USSR had launched during the Cold War. But back then each side had more than 30,000 nuclear warheads. 60 to 70,000 nukes probably could have turned the world into a wasteland. Today we have about 5,000 warheads, and Iran is capable of making about a dozen low yield devices (never mind that they don't have ICBMs and would have to find another way to get their bombs here). Point being, Palin doesn't ever seem to know what she's talking about when she opines on very important subjects. It's like she has vague recollections of something related to the topic and then just starts talking. There are some seriously smart people in the GOP on this topic (e.g. Scowcroft, Powell, Lugar) but they've all been marginalized.

Paladino: This issue is one of the most important constitutional law questions of the past 30 years. He needs to recognize that and treat the issue with the seriousness it deserves.

Posted by: Booyah5000 | October 13, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Nothing like getting your foreign policy expertise from what a bunch of neo-cons Kristol, Schunaman whisper in your ear and the Left-Behind series of novels.

Posted by: MerrillFrank | October 13, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

palin and palidino are dangerous in their stupidity

Posted by: fairness3 | October 13, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin must be talking from her extensive experience in geopolitical studies that she has done and being in the circle of the National intelligence services. She sees Russia every day from her backyard and that alone should give her some inside knowledge in all this. Don't you think?!

Posted by: Esther_Haman | October 13, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

You'd think Sister Sarah would be happy to see "an Armageddon".

After all, she fully expects that she's one of the chosen few who would be "raptured".

Nuclear bombs? "Bring 'em on!"

Posted by: seattle_wa | October 13, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

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