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Coakley's Foreign Policy: My Sister Lives Overseas

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The Massachusetts Senate seat race is getting even more interesting by the day. Scott Brown garnered the endorsements of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, the Commissioned Officers Association of the Massachusetts State Police, and the Boston Herald.

This is remarkable because Attorney General Martha Coakley’s husband is the former Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent. From the Boston Herald article:

Republican Scott Brown was scheduled Monday to receive the endorsement of the State Police Association of Massachusetts. It represents rank-and-file troopers. Association President Richard Brown says “the terrorist threat in this country is real and Scott Brown will always come down on the side of protecting our nation.”

Again, these are serious endorsements for Brown as national security is at the forefront of nation’s attention right now. It also confirms that Coakley is a huge union gal. If the State Police Association of Massachusetts and the Commissioned Officers Association of the Massachusetts State Police put their trust in Brown, maybe they evaluated Coakley’s interview on October 23, 2009 where she was asked about her lack of foreign policy experience and her learning curve. Coakley’s answer was less than satisfactory–and laughable.

The question, asked by WCVB’s Janet Wu, was very detailed, relevant, and valid considering the United States has endured three (3) jihadist terrorist attacks within the past several months–the AR Army Recruiting Center, Ft. Hood, and Flight 253–under the empathic Obama administration. Coakley’s answer, unlike her other answers, which were very coached to the point of reflexive, was very real as seen here, starting at 2:09 to 3:10. Coakley stated that her foreign policy experience was based on the fact that “her sister lives overseas, lived in London, and now lives in the Middle East.” Oh, and she’s proud of her time that she’s spent thinking about how to keep us safe. She also stated that she hears from her sister overseas about the Bush policies–must invoke blame Bush somehow. With that said, Coakely’s foreign policy experience is her sister’s chatter and blame Bush.

I wonder if Charlie Gibson, Katie Couric, or Tina Fey want to take this one. And it’s comforting to know that when more troops die in Iraq or Afghanistan that Martha Coakley will call her sister for advice or do what’s natural, blame Bush.