Back when Sarah Palin was desperate to produce any foreign policy credential, trade missions seemed to count --
Couric: Have you ever been involved in any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?
Palin: We have trade missions back and forth, we do. It's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia. As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska.
Now one of her reasons for quitting is ... the prospect of trade missions --
And so as I thought about this announcement, that I wouldn’t run for re-election and what that means for Alaska, I thought about, well, how much fun some governors have as lame ducks. They maybe travel around their state, travel to other states, maybe take their overseas international trade missions.So many politicians do that. And then I thought, that’s what wrong.
So where is that foreign policy experience for Palin-Limbaugh 2012 going to come from?.