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Sarah Palin: You Really Can See Russia From Alaska

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According to Sarah Palin, you really can see Russia from Alaska. Just maybe not from her house, as Tina Fey joked on Saturday Night Live in 2008.

On Sunday, Palin wrote a Facebook note titled “Alaska’s Position on the Globe (Yes, You Can See Russia!)” that stressed her endorsement of Republican Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller.

Palin, a possible 2012 presidential candidate, wrote that at a Miller rally last week, she said that change was needed in Washington so Alaska could “finally develop our natural resources to help secure the union.”

She wrote that she included a “riff” on the fact people can see Russia from Alaska. She said Alaskans have sent her numerous pictures that prove Russia can be seen from Alaska and that “put to rest the lamestream media’s mocking of that point.”

“We are proud of our strategic location as the air crossroads of the world, our rich natural resources, and our valuable shipping and transportation lanes affecting the commerce of Pacific Rim countries,” she wrote.

She posted a picture of a man she described as a “tough Alaskan” in a baseball cap and leather jacket. Over his shoulder is the Russia mainland, the caption said.

The Alaska-Russia controversy erupted in 2008 when ABC’s Charlie Gibson asked Palin, “What insight into Russian actions particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of this state give you?”

Palin said: “They’re our next-door neighbors. And you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.”
The debate continues on the Web: several sources say Russia can be seen from a small Alaskan island, but others argue it’s impossible to see Russia from the Alaskan mainland, as they say Palin has implied.
Comedian Tina Fey, playing Sarah Palin during a skit, joked that she could see Russia from her house.

The Palin post generated nearly 2,000 responses and more than 8,000 “likes.” Many praised Palin for taking on the media and said she was the only one for president in 2012.

“You need more than real pictures to prove it to the morons in the press that only know how to repeat the liberal talking points,” one commenter said.

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Written by suziparker1313

March 8, 2011 at 10:24 pm

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