September 11th, 2010
09:01 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin, Schwarzenegger in tweet tiff

Sarah Palin hit back at Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday on her Twitter page.
Sarah Palin hit back at Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday on her Twitter page.

(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


Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger • Sarah Palin
soundoff (201 Responses)
  1. Alfred Testy

    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?

    September 10, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  2. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    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?!

    You betcha!!!!

    September 10, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  3. nathan

    I still refuse to believe Palin wrote a book and return tweets.

    September 10, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  4. Revengeful Sarah

    Revenge. This all Sarah Palin knows. Revenge

    September 10, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  5. Jo

    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.

    September 10, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. phoenix86

    Time for Arnold to go back to la-la land.

    September 10, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. Pragmatic

    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"!

    September 10, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  8. NY

    sounds like Arnold hit a nerve.

    September 10, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  9. Christy

    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.

    September 10, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  10. cjr

    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

    September 10, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  11. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Of course Palin "blasts" Arnold! This poor woman has no......... class.

    September 10, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  12. Papasan in AZ

    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...

    September 10, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  13. idesign

    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!

    September 10, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  14. d

    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.

    September 10, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  15. P. Graber

    Way to go Sarah, you did a good job while you were here.

    September 10, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  16. the real ib

    Arnold is such a joke; a big RINO. He needs to be worrying about what he has done to Calif. not concerned about Palin.

    September 10, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  17. Republicans is smart in the head area

    I will vote for Sarah for President – of the 8th grade class at Wasilla Junior High.

    September 10, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  18. Hitekr

    First of all.... Alaska is the 49th State!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not the 50th

    September 10, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  19. Jason From Jersey

    OHHHHH SNAP! he got "son'ed" by a moron! a ha ha ha

    September 10, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  20. truthhurts

    CNN-please hire new writers and editors-the 50th state is Hawaii.

    September 10, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  21. g

    Hey Palin, he's been governing his state and not quitting in the middle of his term. What have you been up to?

    September 10, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  22. Bassman

    OMG! She blows Ahnold right out of the water.

    September 10, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  23. Mike

    Really Sarah? Gonna boast about your state's budget surplus? Your state has a small fraction of the population of California. Idiot.

    September 10, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  24. lacrosseson

    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!

    September 10, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  25. Jen

    LOL, he's still running his state, Sarah. Or should he have QUIT to tweet and write Facebook posts all day like you?

    September 10, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
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