I think it has been terrible how McCain's campaign has handled the question of Gov. Palin's foreign policy experience. They talk about things like a trip to Ireland where her plane only stopped for gas, they talk about how close Russia is to Alaska, and they talk about her trip to Iraq where she only got to Kuwait. So now people have called them out on it, and they talk about how it's insulting that Gov. Palin's family has been attacked so often being a VP candidate and a mother and the smear tactics used against her.
I should also state that I think the country would be better off if McCain were elected President. But there's no denying that Gov. Palin is probably too inexperienced (as is Obama) and doesn't have much experience, especially in some things such as foreign policy.
But why didn't the campaign pull out some old tapes of how Bill Clinton handled the question? Just say she's commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard, talk about some of her foreign policy beliefs where she can be really specific on what she would do if she were ever president, maybe send her over to the UN or over to Britain and France for a day or two, and focus on the fact that Governors have a different set of strengths than Legislators. In other words, turn the question around and focus on the fact that governors balance budgets and run a state economy and do a lot of other things more relevant to the job of being President and focus on John McCain's foreign policy experience as a long-time Senator. Don't just endlessly try to defend her foreign policy experience with this nonsense, because it's a losing battle. Turn the question into a truthful response that has a positive message about her.
Edit after no responses for about 10 mins: This might not create a lot of discussion, but I feel a lot better now that I've gotten that out there!