You CAN See Russia From Here!

After Sarah Palin announced her now oft-repeated line that "you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska," Gary Tuchman from CNN's news show Anderson Cooper 360° went to find this island. Here's his report:

The island is called Little Diomede. It looks like a rock plopped into the Bering Strait. Only about 150 Alaskans live on the whole island. And just about two miles away; in full view of every single house on the island is the nation of Russia. Specifically, it is the Russian Island of Big Diomede which sits about 25 miles from the Russian Siberian mainland (which you can also see from the American island.) [...]

We were curious what the Little Diomeders thought about Palin’s claim of foreign policy experience because of the proximity of Siberia. Interestingly, many of these Alaskans had no idea who Sarah Palin was! It turns out they have no TV on the island, and therefore, many don’t follow the news.


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I've known for years that there's an Alaskan island that's only a few miles from a Russian island. Not sure why the rest of the world is just now discovering it, or why it was Anderson Cooper-worthy.
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This is totally off the subject, but I was just wondering; has anybody seen Cheney? Is he moose huntin' or ???? Just goes to show ya, Vice-Presidents have a way of disappearing so if elected Sarah will probably be put in a corner somewhere. She'll probably wish she was back in ALASSSSSKA!
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This just gets better and better! Katie Couric asks her a simple questions: "Where do you get your information? What periodicals do you read?" Palin answers, "Whatever comes across...etc." Palin, Good Lord make up something: Time, Newsweek, USA Today, The Alaska Dog Sled Quarterly....ANYTHING!!! How dense can ya get??
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