Before Liberals Dismiss Governor Palin’s Experience as Commander in Chief of Alaska’s National Guard

They need to read this from Jimbo at Blackfive who published a note from Tom W that explains that Governor Sarah Palin most certainly has experience with national defense issues:

Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units.

As governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden’s.

She’s also the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counterterrorism plans.

Palin is privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country’s defense. Given Alaska’s proximity to Russia, she may have security clearances we don’t even know about.

According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets.

She can be entrusted with our national security, because she already is.

This is so interesting. I had no idea Alaska’s National Guard was so vital to our national security. You can read more about the Alaska National Guard and its role in our Missile Defense System here and here. This again shows that Governor Palin has more experience and is more prepared for the job than Barack Obama.

Hat tip: Jonah Goldberg and Jonathan Adler at The Corner.

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