March 3, 2014

This was entirely predictable. After going on Facebook and gloating that she had correctly predicted that Vladimir Putin would invade Ukraine, Sarah Palin, or as Charlie Pierce likes to call her, Princess Dumbass Of The Northwoods, ran to the loving arms of Sean Hannity and her employer Faux "news" to gloat some more and pretend like she's now a foreign policy expert.

I tell you what. I predict that the St. Louis Cardinals are going to win the pennant. I'm not going to tell you what year. That's for me to know and you to find out. And I now declare myself a baseball expert.

Palin and Hannity can try to revise history all they want, but it doesn't change the fact that John McCain picked someone who was completely unqualified to be vice president.

Here's how Fox covered her interview on their blog: ‘Putin Doesn’t Change His Stripes’: Sarah Palin Talks Russia, Ukraine on ‘Hannity’:

Former vice presidential candidate and ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was on “Hannity” tonight to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

Back in 2008, she predicted that Russia might invade Ukraine.

“Well, anyone who carries the common sense gene would know that Putin doesn’t change his stripes,” Palin told Sean Hannity tonight. “He hearkens back to the era of the czars and he wants that Russian empire to grow again.”

Palin said that there is a link between energy and security. She said the United States isn’t developing its resources, but Russia is, and Putin is strengthening Russia’s power and influence in the world.

“People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” she said. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates. We are not exercising that peace through strength that only can be brought to you courtesy of the red white and blue, that only a strengthened United States military can do.”

According to Palin, other countries no longer see a nation to emulate in America due to Obama’s leadership. Now, she says countries are taking advantage of America’s current weakness.

Yes, she actually attacked the president for "wearing mom jeans."

Sadly, that's probably largely the result of a certain Time reporter looking like he had a bit of a man crush on Putin with this Tweet he embarrassed himself with this week.

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