Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger dissed Sarah Palin on Twitter. High up in the sky, from an airplane, he tweeted, “Over Anchorage, AK. Looking everywhere but can’t see Russia from here. Will keep you updated as search continues.”
What did Sarah Palin really say about Russia?
Sarah Palin has been parodied by Tina Fey on SNL. In a famous skit, Fey said, “I can see Russia from my house.” But is that what Palin really said?
Return to Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin, who was in the running for Vice President at the time, and you’ll find the answer:
GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?
PALIN: They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.
Is Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger making fun of Sarah Palin on Twitter based on a broader scope?
Sarah Palin has been criticized for many of the things she has said when she was running for Vice President and for many of the things she says now. Is it just Democrats who diss the former Governor of Alaska? No. Republicans do it too.
“They talk down to us. Especially here in the heartland. Oh, man. They think that, if we were just smart enough, we’d be able to understand their policies. And I so want to tell ’em, and I do tell ’em, Oh, we’re plenty smart, oh yeah-we know what’s goin’ on. And we don’t like what’s goin’ on. And we’re not gonna let them tell us to sit down and shut up,” said Palin to a crowd of people.
If the goal is to take the country back from a man perceived by her fans as an intellectual with no experience, she will be the ring leader. But will she pay a price? There are some incredibly intelligent Republicans out there who may not buy the “let’s make fun of the intellectuals” mantra, simply because they are intellectuals, too.
And there’s more. Blame a liberal press, such as Vanity Fair, but Sarah Palin’s gaffes,out of her own mouth, available for anyone to dig up, will surely be dug up again and again by Democrats, but more importantly, by fellow Republicans who want to beat her if she decides to run for President in 2012. For her fan club to assume otherwise is probably naive, at best.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Twitter
EXCERPTS: Charlie Gibson Interviews Sarah Palin, ABC
Michael Joseph Gross, Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury, Vanity Fair