Saturday, June 4, 2011

You have got to be kidding me?! Sarah Palin

I know, I know, I could use so many things about Sarah Palin in this, but this week she said something so stupid that I just had to write about it. Palin has been hit with the GOP curse of completely screwing up history. First off was Michele Bachmann when she was speaking in New Hampshire making a reference to "the shot heard around the world" at Lexington and Concord, referring to Concord, NH rather than the real location of the Battle of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. Bachmann also said that the Founding Fathers, including John Quincy Adams, fought tirelessly to end slavery. The problems with that statement are that the founders died before slavery ended and John Quincy Adams was not a Founding Father, he was a young boy during the Revolution. Then there was Hernan Cain confusing the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence and Tim Pawlenty referred to the Iraq war as the Iran war. But Palin's stupidity takes the cake. She visited Paul Revere's house this week and this is what she had to say about the famous Midnight Ride
He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed.

Where to begin? First off, the Midnight Ride was to warn the colonists that the British were coming, not to warn the British that they wouldn't take the guns of the colonists. Second, there weren't any bells or gunshots; Paul Revere went to the town to warn the militias by hanging lights in the church tower, one if by land, two if by sea. To make this kind of mistake is not only ridiculous, but it's completely unacceptable. Palin wants to be a force to be reckoned with, a personality that no one can touch. But when she continues to prove how stupid she is, it makes it harder to take her seriously. And the fact that she has become such a personality for the Republicans and Tea Party movement, it makes it harder to take either of those groups seriously also. If the GOP knew what was good for them, they would ditch Palin, NOW!

1 comment:

  1. Sarah Palin sounding stupid and looking fashionable at all the right places!
    Very similar tactics used by two other famous attention starved money hungry reality stars. Its very obvious that Palin's purpose is greed motivated. Her lack of common intellect is alarming!