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

Palin, Schwarzenegger in tweet tiff

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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
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  1. Boti

    Not true! I was listening to the news today and they are reporting that Alaska is on the verge of bankrupcy as well! And if it would be the case that they have a surplus.....Palin should shut her mouth , its not because of her ....remember.....she quit to make fame money!!!

    September 10, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
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