Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was mocked in 2008 for warning that Russia'a Vladimir Putin may invade Ukraine if Barack Obama were elected President, and the former GOP vice presidential nominee on Monday said that President Barack Obama's weakness has emboldened Putin and perhaps even the Chinese.
Appearing on Fox News's Hannity, Palin said that the world looks at Putin as someone who wrestles bears and drills for oil while it views Obama as a weak president who wears "mom jeans" and "equivocates and bloviates."
"Anyone who carries the commonsense gene would know that Putin doesn't change his stripes," Palin said. "He harkens back to the era of the czars... and he wants that Russian empire to grow again to exert huge power and dominance."