In an interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin explained why Alaska’s proximity to Russia gave her credentials in foreign policy:
“As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.”
The next day, she added more in an interview with Charlie Gibson.
“What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?” asked Gibson.
“They’re our next door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land, here in Alaska,” answered Palin.