Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News Monday night criticizing President Barack Obama for appearing soft in comparision to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans,” Palin told host Sean Hannity.
“Anyone who carries the commonsense gene would know that Putin doesn’t change his stripes,” she said. “He wants to exert huge power and dominance, so he has to get to those border areas and he has to capture them.”
She says Putin is one of many leaders “taking advantage” of Obama’s weakness.
“Europe is rendered impotent because 18 pipelines run right through the Ukraine and now Vladimir Putin has control of that, right?” Hannity asked the former governor of Alaska.
“Right, see and that building of pipelines is an example of developing natural resources and what they can provide to a region,” she responded. “And here today in Washington D.C. we had all these protesters against the Keystone pipeline.
“Look, America needs pipelines,” she continued. “We need ours. And those protestors griping about – oh, I don’t know – perhaps an earthworm will be displaced when a pipeline is built is America. That earthworm – it can take one for the team."
Palin also took credit for predicting that Putin would invade the Ukraine in a 2008 speech that was widely criticized.