Sarah Palin says she’ll help stop Russian hackers: I’ll ‘keep an eye on them’ from my house!
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin offered her help with the problem of Russian hackers interfering with the U.S. electoral system.
TheHill.com said that on Sunday evening, Palin wrote on Twitter, “Russia’s getting out of hand? So says the defeated. Not to worry… remember I can keep an eye on them from here.”
Russia's getting out of hand? So says the defeated. Not to worry… remember I can keep an eye on them from here. https://t.co/jQBCDV5O3W
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) December 12, 2016
The tweet echoed her widely-ridiculed 2008 remark that Russia is Alaska’s neighbor and therefore Palin had the foreign policy chops necessary to be effective in dealing with Vladimir Putin and other potentially hostile regimes.
During her run as vice presidential nominee in 2008, Palin told ABC News, “They’re our next-door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia, from land, here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”
Saturday Night Live writer and cast member Tina Fey joked in a famous sketch where she played Sarah Palin, “I can see Russia from my house!”
That quip became more famous than Palin’s actual statement and ultimately many people ended up attributing it to Palin herself.
Watch the 2008 Tina Fey clip, embedded below: