Will someone please explain to me what the ex-governor of Alaska was thinking when she blamed Sputnik for the breakup of the Soviet Union?
Did she not study the same history as the rest of us? Or are the aurora’s up there messing with her brain? She certainly doesn’t know the same history that I do nor that any of my friends know! You can’t even make a vague correlation between the two events.
Evidently, what no one told the former governor is that the US and the Soviet Union were in a space race at that time. It was a question of which super-power was going to get itself into space first and prove that it was the most technologically advanced.
And how can she see Russia from her house????? Oh well, maybe it’s wishful thinking on her part. But I doubt even the Russian’s want her to move there.
Hopefully, this is the end for the ex-governor of Alaska and her odd, inappropriate, and not too intelligent, thoughts and words. She’s caused enough problems, confused enough people and tried to skew past events one too many times. She gives intelligent, independent women a bad name and just needs to fade quietly away.
I will give her this, though, she’s spawned a whole new interest in Sputnik and the space race of the 1950’s, ’60’s and ’70’s. I’m betting all the search engines have had millions of hits because of it! And I’m certain it was completely unintentional on her part.