12/12/2016 03:55 am ET Updated Dec 12, 2016

Sarah Palin Can Still See Russia, Promises To Keep An Eye On Them

Former VP candidate sees humor in election hack.
Sarah Palin promises to keep an eye on Russia. 
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Sarah Palin promises to keep an eye on Russia. 

With Russia now accused of interfering in the U.S. election, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made a crack that recalls one of her most famous lines from the 2008 campaign, when she was the Republican vice presidential nominee. 

Palin tweeted on Sunday: 

Asked in 2008 about her insight into Russia as governor of the state closest to the nation, Palin said: 

They’re our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”

The comment was seized on by Tina Fey, who played Palin on “Saturday Night Live.”

“I can see Russia from my house,” Fey, as Palin, said ― a comment that since has been misattributed to Palin herself.


CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated the year that Palin was the Republican vice presidential nominee.



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