Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard, in an AP interview said the following:
Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard, considers Palin "extremely responsive and smart" and says she is in charge when it comes to in-state services, such as emergencies and natural disasters where the National Guard is the first responder.
But, in an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, he said he and Palin play no role in national defense activities, even when they involve the Alaska National Guard. The entire operation is under federal control, and the governor is not briefed on situations.
Regardless of all the Republican spinning, it's not the reason I wouldn't vote for a ticket with her on it. I could never vote for her because of her stance on the issues.
UPDATE: McCain has canceled his appearance on Larry King because his campaign believes this exchange was over the line. These seem like pretty simple and straight forward questions for a campaign which has preached so heavily about the importance of national defense and security experience. Why isn't anyone able to answer these questions?