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Scandal: Palin Mixes Up Koreas 8 Seconds After She Gets It Right

7:42 PM, Nov 24, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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On Glenn Beck's show earlier today, Sarah Palin accidentally said North Korea when she meant South Korea:

CO-HOST: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea? [...]

PALIN: But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty –

CO-HOST: South Korean.

PALIN: Eh, Yeah. And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.

Some of Palin's usual antagonists are going nuts over this slip of the tongue, but they don't point out that she correctly identified North Korea as our enemy literally 8 seconds before the mix-up: "We're not having a lot of faith the White House is going to come out with a strong enough policy to sanction what it is that North Korea is going to do."

Palin shouldn't be sheltered from tough yet fair criticism. But her critics don't help themselves when their attacks are based on falsehoods or don't tell the full story.

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