(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.”
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.”