"Look, people are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil, they look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates," Palin said. "We are not exercising that peace through strength that only can be brought to you courtesy of the red, white, and blue."
She also criticized Obama's energy policy, saying the unwillingness to develop U.S. resources is strengthening Putin, and called for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. "Those protesters griping about -- I don't know -- perhaps an earthworm will be displaced when a pipeline is built in America. That earthworm, it can take one for the team."