Beware of Flying Putins

I honestly can't understand what Sarah Palin is saying here, as she talks about why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her credibility on national security.

AP: Palin defends Alaska-Russia remark:

"It's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where — where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is — from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to ... to our state," she said.

If anyone speaks Palinese, please translate in the comments.