Palin Screws Up Geography

Says Kodiak, Alaska is biggest island in US; Hawaii pissed
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Truth_R_Dare
Posted Jul 20, 2010 7:39 AM CDT
Sarah Palin holds out her palm to show the notes on it while speaking at a fundraising dinner at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, Calif. in this June 25, 2010.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

(Newser) – OK, so this isn’t anywhere near as bad as thinking Africa was a country, but Sarah Palin has messed up her geography once again. In a Facebook post endorsing New Hampshire Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte, Palin said she was headed to Kodiak, Alaska, “America’s largest island.” But that’s not even close to true, the AP points out: Hawaii’s Big Island is 440 square miles larger than Kodiak.

Palin also goofed when describing Ayotte’s defense of a New Hampshire law requiring doctors to notify parents when their teen daughters sought abortions. When Planned Parenthood challenged the law, “Kelly fought them all the way to the Supreme Court and won,” Palin crowed. Wrong. The court actually tossed the case to a lower court, which overturned the law.

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