(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shot back at California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday, after the former movie star poked fun at the former vice presidential nominee on his Twitter account.
As Schwarzenegger flew over the 50th state on his way to Asia for a six-day trade mission, he posted a photo of himself looking out a plane window at an Alaskan mountaintop. Alongside the picture, the governor wrote that he was "looking everywhere but can't see Russia from here."
The joke was a reference to Palin's now infamous – and often misquoted – answer to a foreign policy question during an interview in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election. Many Americans believe Palin once said "I can see Russia from my house," when in reality, the line was uttered by Tina Fey in a Saturday Night Live sketch.
On Friday afternoon, Palin hit back at Schwarzenegger and took aim the economic distress plaguing his state.
"Arnold should have landed," Palin tweeted. "I could have explained our multi-billion dollar state surplus & US energy security efforts. What's he been up to?"
Schwarzenegger's state has been drowning in debt and budget deficits for years. Alaska has a relatively healthy economy that is heavily reliant upon oil revenue and received federal stimulus dollars.
–CNN Producer Todd Sperry contributed to this report
Why is it that CNN feels compelled to point out that the Palin attribution is really a misquote, when it never felt the need to point that out about the popular Gore misquote that he "invented the internet" - something Gore never said?
What I want to know is if Palin was wearing her tin foil hat when tweeting?
Palin's 15 minutes were up a long time ago, dontcha think?!
I still refuse to believe Palin wrote a book and return tweets.
Revenge. This all Sarah Palin knows. Revenge
What's he been up to? Well, he stuck to his governor's job and Ms. Palin didn't. That's what. He's a doer and she's a quitter.
Time for Arnold to go back to la-la land.
Alaska has a relatively healthy economy that is heavily reliant upon oil revenue and received federal stimulus dollars...
Ya betcha! For the past decade, Alaska has been among the top three state recipients of federal funding, per capita. Usually, Alaska is far ahead - sometimes three times as far ahead - of most other states in the union.
Alaska, is the ultimate welfare state, receiving from the federal treasury $1.84 for every dollar its residents pay in taxes! Talk about "socialism"!
sounds like Arnold hit a nerve.
My thoughts exactly! I am not sure that good old Arny is in any position to be throwing out jokes right now. His state is in some serious distress. Also, he clearly needs a geography lesson since he seems to think that Anchorage is the "island" SP was referring to.
why does anyone pay attention to sarah- she lives for tweeting- check out vanity fair article exposeds sarah for what she really is – a real fruit loop1
Of course Palin "blasts" Arnold! This poor woman has no......... class.
Fascism has come to America wrapped in the U.S. flag and carrying a cross...
What the Fascists fear most of all is intelligence.
Stay stupid America, the GOP & Fox News loves you that way.
P.S. latftp.com has the proof that right wing loonies are retards in patriotic clothing...
Years of steroids has killed his body’s ability to produce testosterone on it’s own.
This really isn’t a fair fight … Sarah, please stand down before you kill this guy!
What exactly does she do again? She talks a lot of smack for a one term gov. At least Arnold had the guts to govern for 2 terms;no matter how hot the board room got.
Way to go Sarah, you did a good job while you were here.
Arnold is such a joke; a big RINO. He needs to be worrying about what he has done to Calif. not concerned about Palin.
I will vote for Sarah for President – of the 8th grade class at Wasilla Junior High.
First of all.... Alaska is the 49th State!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not the 50th
OHHHHH SNAP! he got "son'ed" by a moron! a ha ha ha
CNN-please hire new writers and editors-the 50th state is Hawaii.
Hey Palin, he's been governing his state and not quitting in the middle of his term. What have you been up to?
OMG! She blows Ahnold right out of the water.
Really Sarah? Gonna boast about your state's budget surplus? Your state has a small fraction of the population of California. Idiot.
Ha! You tell him, Sarah!
Arnold has messed up "Cullifornia" so much, he'll never be elected to another office. This RINO makes Grey-out Davis look good!
LOL, he's still running his state, Sarah. Or should he have QUIT to tweet and write Facebook posts all day like you?