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Palin joins Jimmy Fallon to mock Obama’s weakness: Putin comes ‘from strong genes,’ Obama comes ‘from mom jeans’

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made a surprise appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” Wednesday night where she joined host Jimmy Fallon in a skit mocking President Barack Obama’s weakness.

In the skit, Fallon played Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation with Palin.

“You shoot bear? I prefer hand-to-hand combat,” Fallon says, playing Putin.

“Well, you see, that’s why everyone says you’re such a strong leader,” Palin replies.

“Well, I come from strong genes,” Fallon’s Putin retorts. “President Obama — he come from mom jeans.”

Both Palin and the faux Putin then erupt in laughter.

The two also poked fun of Obama over the National Security Agency spying controversy.

“Wait, wait — I hear breathing on other end of phone. Maybe it’s NSA spying on us,” Fallon’s Putin says, prompting more laughter from Palin. An Obama impersonator then appears on the screen listening to the phone call before quickly hanging up.

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