Now, Sarah Palin calls North Korea an ‘ally’

Oops! The gaffe-prone Republican leader Sarah Palin has done it again, this time saying the United States should back "our North Korean allies."

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2010, 19:20 PM IST

Washington: Oops! The gaffe-prone
Republican leader Sarah Palin has done it again, this time
saying the United States should back "our North Korean
allies."

"Obviously, we`ve got to stand with our North Korean
allies. We`re bound to by treaty..." Palin, who is expected to
run for the White House in 2012 said on the radio show of
fellow conservative leader Glenn Beck.
The host immediately corrected her and Palin repeated:
"Yeah. And we`re also bound by prudence to stand with our
South Korean allies, yes."

Palin`s remarks came when she was quizzed on Tuesday`s
deadly artillery attack by North Korea that marked the worst
violence between North and South Korea since the 1950-53
Korean War.

Her comments came hours before US President Barack
Obama`s spokesman Bill Burton described North Korea`s action
as "an outrageous act."

While South Korea is a close ally of the United States,
the Communist regime in North Korea and Washington are at
odds.

Palin, 46, who quit as governor of Alaska, was
criticised for her apparent lack of knowledge on key foreign
and national issues when she was John McCain`s running mate
for his failed 2008 presidential bid.
The latest verbal slip is just one of several Palin
has made since appearing on the American national stage. In
July, she was slammed for using the made-up word "refudiate"
and in August for using the phrase "cackle of rads," New York
Daily News reported.

In 2008, she infamously declared that Alaska is "right
over the border" from Russia, in explaining why her home
state`s proximity to the country gives her foreign policy
experience.

PTI