From the AP: “The first-term Alaska governor plans to meet seven world leaders and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in New York City this week, where the U.N. General Assembly is convening. The meetings might help her answer critics who say she is not ready to handle world affairs. Palin obtained her first passport last year.”

Meeting briefly with seven world leaders qualifies you to be vice president? Does that mean that having cooked ribs with Rachel Ray John McCain is now a chef? (OK, OK…Rachel Ray isn’t a chef either. She’s a perky celeb who’s contribution to cuisine is making bad food in record time.)

It becomes increasingly clear why the campaign has limited press contact with Palin: she’s just not ready for prime time and they reveal this awareness by shielding her from the media, even Faux News.

If I was a Republican I hope that I would have the good judgment to be embarrassed as hell now.