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Schwarzenegger Pokes Fun At Palin: Can't See Russia As He Flies Over Alaska

Sep 10, 2010

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From California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's official Twitter feed last evening:

"Over Anchorage, AK. Looking everywhere but can't see Russia from here. Will keep you updated as search continues."

Ouch. His fellow Republican, 2008 vice presidential nominee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, didn't actually tell ABC-TV's Charlie Gibson, back in 2008, that she could see Russia from her home in Wasilla. She said:

"They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."

But thanks to Saturday Night Live, Palin will forever be linked to the joke "I can see Russia from my house."

Schwarzenegger is known, by the way, for sometimes pushing the envelope with things he writes — as when he hid an "F-bomb" in a veto message.

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