#Lesigh

Usually I refrain from calling anyone stupid, but lately Sarah Palin’s been back in the news and the jokes just keep writing themselves.

Palin, who is allegedly testing the waters for a presidential run, has been touring the East Coast seeing many of our country’s historical sites (and flubbing the history behind them).

When Palin and her family visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, both of which are symbols of America opening its arms to immigrants, the former governor said the statue was “warning” from other countries to “never make the mistakes that some of them had made.”

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Ummm, ok.

Palin also caused the media to go apeshit when she “misspoke” about the legendary midnight ride of Paul Revere.

Although any fourth-grader can probably recite the poem verbatim, Palin stumbled through an explanation of Revere’s exploits that fateful night, saying he, “Warned the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringin’ those bells and, um, by makin’ sure that as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those warnin’ shots and bells.”

While Revere did indeed tell the British that colonials were going to revolt, he only did so after being captured and interrogated by British soldiers, not while he was riding through the streets of Boston.

Either way…Palin effed it up yet again.

Some will write Palin’s tour off as a publicity stunt and not worth the media’s time (I agree), however, it’s important that Palin’s sideshow doesn’t distract us from what’s important.

Our country is facing serious problems. Unemployment rates are still over 9%, gas prices are high, our public education system still needs a lot of work, and racism and sexism is still very much a problem.

While Palin’s antics are entertaining, I doubt many of us would want Sister Sarah in the White House trying to solve the country’s problems.

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  • Leah

    meh…Sarah’s account of Paul Revere’s ride is about as accurate as Longfellow’s poem on it.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_18755_5-fictional-stories-you-were-taught-in-history-class.html

  • Halfe-Term Gov Sarah Palin disrepecting the Commander And Chief with words and statements SHUCK AND JIVE there is no yes master in this day in time and president obama is the president there is no master there is no yes How can she speak on or weigh in on what happen in Libya. When she do not know what position the Queen of Engand holds since she is Race Bashing the Commander In Chief her husband is a Alaska Native (ESKIMO) he is non White I lived in Anchorage Alaska for 5 years and one of the things that still remain in my mind was downtown Anchorage Alaska in one section downtown while the temp was Artic Coldness there was alaska natives laying out in the snow or waking around intoxicated to the extreme was that ( shuck and jive ) ? it was a disgrace for humans and she is a former Gov of that State does the former Governor has Short Term Memory probems when she gave her speeches she often had writeings inside the palms of her hand is that Shuck and Jive)? what happen to the black nba player she had a crush on when she was an News Anchor in Anchorage? was was he (Shuck and Jive)? this is IGNORANCE and RACEIST in its biggest form president obama means what he say and do what he say also while Governor she totaly ignored the Black Leaders and their issues however they said they was not surprise .