Gee, Sarah, I bet you made an A in that 6th grade civics class.
With thanks to Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post.
In a recent interview Sean Hannity of Fox News tossed Sarah Palin the following softball (slow pitch):
Hannity: What is our role as a country as it relates to national security?
Palin: Yes. That's a great question, and being an optimist I see our role in the world as one of being a force for good, and one of being the leader of the world when it comes to the values that -- it seems that just human kind embraces the values that -- encompass life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that's just -- not just in America, that is in our world.
And America is in a position because we care for so many people to be able to lead and to be able to have a strong diplomacy and a strong military also at the same time to defend not only our freedoms, but to help these rising smaller democratic countries that are just -- you know, they're putting themselves on the map right now, and they're going to be looking to America as that leader.
We being used as a force for good is how I see our country.
You what? You want to be a heartbeat away from being President of the United States.