Sarah Palin Says Obama Wears Mom Jeans, Putin Wrestles Bears

The former Alaska governor is gloating over her 2008 prediction that Russia would invade Ukraine.

Posted: 03/04/2014 10:34 AM EST
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Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is having what she's calling a "Told-Ya-So" moment. In an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity Monday night about President Obama's handling of the crisis in Ukraine, she said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is known for manly pursuits like wrestling bears, while Obama is known for wearing mom jeans.

“People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” Palin said. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”

She also accused Obama for "leading from behind" and said that his failure to understand "peace through strength" causes other countries to take advantage of the United States.

During her vice presidential bid, Palin was mocked for saying she could see Russia from her house. But she also predicted that the country would one day invade Ukraine.

"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," she said in 2008.

She was mocked for that, too, and Foreign Policy magazine described the scenario as "strange" and "extremely far-fetched."

"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," she crowed on her Facebook page.

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