(CNN) – Sarah Palin responded to John Kerry's jab during his speech at Thursday's Democratic National Convention questioning why the former Democratic presidential candidate would even know her name.
"I think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name," said the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate appearing on Fox Business Network shortly after Kerry's remarks. "How does he even know my name? I mean, aren't these guys supposed to be these big wig elites who don't waste their time on little people like me-me, representing the average American."
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Palin made the frequently attacked comments in a 2008 interview asserting that Alaska's proximity with Russia helped to bolster her foreign policy credentials.
Palin continued, defending her 2008 remarks: "Yeah, I did say in Alaska you can see Russia from our land base and I was making the point that we are strategically located on the globe when it comes to transportation corridors and resources that are shared and fought over (in) Alaska, and I as the governor had known what I was doing in dealing with some international issues that had to do with our resources that could help secure the nation."
In his speech to Charlotte's Democratic National Convention, Massachusetts Sen. Kerry told the audience, "Folks, Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska. Mitt Romney talks like he's only seen Russia by watching 'Rocky IV.'"
"It's funny that he would take a little pot shot like that but funny he even knows my name," said Palin with a smirk.
Romney has faced much criticism over his own comment about Russia, labeling the country the United States' "number one geopolitical foe."
This isn't the first time Palin's now infamous comments on Russia have made her the butt of the political joke. Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey mimicked Palin's folksy case for her foreign policy record in a skit joking, "I can see Russia from my house."
And this isn't the first time Kerry and Palin have traded punches. In 2009, Palin poked fun at Kerry's face following his comments suggesting she should drop out of the public sphere in light of reports that then-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's previously unknown whereabouts had been discovered.
"Too bad if a governor had to go missing it couldn't have been the governor of Alaska," said Kerry, referring to Palin.
"John Kerry, why the long face?" Palin later retorted speaking to U.S. troops in Kosovo.