Palin on Ukraine: I called it


Sarah Palin. (AP)

Sarah Palin, whose lack of foreign policy chops was at issue during the 2008 presidential race, took a little time out to say "told ya so" over the weekend.

Responding to Russia's incursion into Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, Palin noted that, as the GOP's vice presidential candidate in 2008, she suggested just such a thing could happen.

Palin wrote on her Facebook page Friday:

Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I'm usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as “an extremely far-fetched scenario” by the “high-brow” Foreign Policy magazine. Here’s what this “stupid” “insipid woman” predicted back in 2008: "After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next."

And here's the offending piece from Foreign Policy.

"I could see this one from Alaska," of course, is a reference to her much-lampooned statement that you can see Russia from Alaska -- a comment that was satirized by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey as "I can see Russia from my house." (The latter statement is often mis-attributed to Palin herself.)

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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