The 48-year-old glamorous former Alaskan governor made the comment during the 2008 presidential campaign as aides to John McCain, then Republican candidate, struggled to coach her on foreign affairs, according to research done for a new film chronicling Palin's brief political rise.
In fact, her confusion emerged during a coaching session with Steve Schmidt, a top McCain adviser, who asked Palin what she would do if Britain began to waver in its commitment to the Iraq war, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Palin reportedly replied that she would "continue to have an open dialogue" with the
The incident was revealed during research for Game Change, an HBO "docu-drama" based on a book about the 2008campaign by two leading American journalists.
A Palin spokesman said the film -- with which Palin refused to co-operate --"distorted, twisted and invented facts to create a false narrative".
The incident can be added to a long list of policy gaffes made by Palin during her three months as the Republican vice-presidentialcandidate.
Inan infamous series of interviews with Katie Couric, the CBS News anchor, Palin was asked about her claim that Alaska's proximity to Russia gave her an insight into foreign affairs.
In her stumbling answer, Palin described how "(Vladimir)Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America".
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