Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined Sean Hannity on Monday to discuss her 2008 prediction that Russia would be emboldened to invade Ukraine under President Barack Obama. Though she was mocked for saying it, she told Hannity that she feels vindicated and still believes Russia took advantage of Obama’s “weak leadership.”
“Anybody who carries the common sense gene knows that Putin doesn’t change his stripes,” Palin said. “He harkens back to the era of the czars and he wants that Russian empire to grow again.”
After gladly proclaiming that she was “right” on Russia, she also argued she is right on the “inherent link between energy and security, energy and prosperity.” The U.S. should be producing more energy so it can “feed others with our resources,” thus reducing the amount of dependence other nations have towards Russia, she added.
Palin said the U.S. needs to build the Keystone XL pipeline to ramp up its energy production and influence around the globe.
When asked about her 2008 prediction, Palin hit Obama for his “impotency” and “weakness.”
“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.”
Watch the segment via Fox News: