Unfortunately they think she is just learning it not that she knew it while she was campaigning for VP. People listened to Tina Fey say that she could see Russia from her home. I want to say that it is actually an inside joke with Alaskans because during the Cold War they were very much aware how close they were to the USSR and that they were the closest target. Also, while you rarely hear about the Air Force base there, it is a base that plays a big role in our national security. But, of course, a governor of the state would not know anything about what goes on with the military in the state.
Closing Velocity learns something about Sarah Palin, but thinks she just learned it. I wonder what that says about their research skills.