Friday, November 7, 2008
Fox News: Sarah Palin "Didn't Understand Africa Was a Continent"
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2008
Now that the election is over, Fox News' Carl Cameron -- the beat reporter for the Republican presidential ticket -- says he is able to report on his "off the record" sources who told him there was great tension between McCain staffers and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
"There was great concern in the McCain campaign that Sarah Palin lacked the degree of knowledgeability necessary to be a running mate, a vice president, and a heartbeat away from the presidency," he says in an interview (above).
"We're told by folks that she didn't know what countries that were in NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement -- that being the Canada, the US, and Mexico.
"We're told she didn't understand that Africa was a continent rather than a country just in itself ... a whole host of questions that caused serious problems about her knowledgeability," said Cameron.
"She got very angry at staff, thought that she was mishandled... was particularly angry about the way the Katie Couric interview went," he continued.
Added Cameron: "She didn't accept preparation for that interview when the aides say that that was part of the problem. And that there were times that she was hard to control emotionally. There's talk of [throwing] temper tantrums [after reading] bad news clippings."
Meanwhile, Palin is playing coy on a possible run in 2012.
"2012 sounds like years away. What will we be doing then? Enrolling Trig in kindergarten," Palin told CNN of her 6-month-old son.