Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sarah Palin Rewrites American History!

Well, it’s not like I should be surprised when I hear anything regarding what Sarah Palin has to say. She said plenty during the 2008 Presidential Campaign in her 68 day run for Vice President. She made a lot of money for a lot of people with her answers to questions, most specifically Tina Fey and Saturday Night Live. The writers didn’t even have to edit or add jokes to anything Sarah Palin said. All Tina Fey had to do was watch the video tape and repeat it word for word, and there was a hilarious skit. I hate to say it, but the same words coming out of Tina’s mouth, almost made a little sense. That’s probably because, instinctually, Tina might have made subtle changes in tone and paused where appropriate, without stuttering or stammering. I will have to pay closer attention this time around.

Okay, what has me so riled up this morning? Well, yesterday I caught a video of Sarah being asked if she knew who Paul Revere was. I will have to copy and paste her answer here:

“He who warned uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.”

I will try to embed the video, but if it doesn’t work, please use the following link:

For Sarah Palin, everything is about the right to bear arms. However, in this case, the Right to Bear Arms was in the Bill of Rights and had not become law until about 16 years after Paul’s famous ride. If you can, please go to the link to see how far off Palin’s answer was from the facts.

I feel like I am doing a public service by spreading the word around every time Palin says something that would get her kicked of a television show called “Are You Smarter Than A First Grader?” A candidate running for any office, but especially Vice President or President, should be somewhat familiar with the history of our nation, don’tcha think? Instead, she just makes it up as she goes along.

What’s next? The Boston Tea Party wasn’t really about tea and taxes, it was about our right to bear arms? Aside from being embarrassing, as everything Palin says becomes fodder for jokes, what are other countries to think of us, that any of us could even consider electing her into office? Instead of going to the White House, I think she needs some remedial classes in English and History for starters. Then a class in geography might come in handy. Add course or two in foreign policy 101, so she understands that being in close proximity to another country, doesn’t mean you have “experience” dealing with them. And, I don’t even want to think what kind of math skills she has or if she can fully comprehend the scope of the national debt…remember she was building a bridge to nowhere at great expense to taxpayers. Ok enough, I have a headache and need some rapid release, extra strength Tylenol plus two motrin.

See you tomorrow!

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