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Sarah Palin uses India visit to fuel rumours of her White House ambitions.")

The writer, Jason Burke, made an error in his story. I responded via email thusly:

The article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/19/sarah-palin-delhi-presidential-speculation states that "she revealed a deep ignorance of international affairs, famously saying that Russia could be seen from Alaska."

You can see Russia from Alaska: http://www.slate.com/id/2200155/

You are probably confusing comedian Tina Fey, when dressed as Palin and mocking her, said "I can see Russia from my house!" http://politicalhumor.about.com/b/2008/09/14/tina-fey-skewers-sarah-palin-on-saturday-night-live.htm

The irony of your writer accusing Ms. Palin of "deep ignorance" is apparent. I am no fan of Ms. Palin, but facts are important. I hope you see fit to print a correction.

Thank you for your consideration of the matter.

Correcting The Guardian on Palin

The Guardian, a paper based in the UK, covered Sarah Palin’s visit to India. (See “Sarah Palin uses India visit to fuel rumours of her White House ambitions.”)

The writer, Jason Burke, made an error in his story. I responded via email thusly:

The article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/19/sarah-palin-delhi-presidential-speculation states that “she revealed a deep ignorance of international affairs, famously saying that Russia could be seen from Alaska.”

You can see Russia from Alaska: http://www.slate.com/id/2200155/

You are probably confusing comedian Tina Fey, when dressed as Palin and mocking her, said “I can see Russia from my house!” http://politicalhumor.about.com/b/2008/09/14/tina-fey-skewers-sarah-palin-on-saturday-night-live.htm

The irony of your writer accusing Ms. Palin of “deep ignorance” is apparent. I am no fan of Ms. Palin, but facts are important. I hope you see fit to print a correction.

Thank you for your consideration of the matter.