What does Sarah Palin’s personal paperwork have to do with global sustainability issues? EVERYTHING. I was shocked to hear that McCain’s VP and running mate, Sarah Palin, did not even apply for a US passport until 2006. With global security issues on the rise and the state of US foreign affairs rocky at best, I find it highly alarming that the Republican VP candidate has absolutely zero foreign policy experience, let alone personal experience overseas. This is not the time to fall short on international relations expertise. To learn more about this and her stance on other issues, check out the policy stance document prepared by ThinkProgress.