Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sarah Palin: Campaign Rodeo Clown - UPDATED

In Boston, during her Rolling Menace Tour, Sarah Palin was asked who Paul Revere was.

The Los Angeles Times wrote, 'Instead of saying, "Come on, everyone knows who Paul Revere, the silversmith and patriot is,"' Palin made up a story about him. She said:
“He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringin’ those bells and, um, makin’ sure as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were gonna be secure and we were gonna be free.”
Greg Sargent wrote:
Everyone has already had a grand old time mocking this video of Sarah Palin bungling her Paul Revere history, but I actually think it amounts to quite an eloquent statement. It’s as eloquent an argument as anyone could make that this woman really should not be treated by any of us as anything resembling a presidential candidate until it’s absolutely necessary — which is to say, until she actually runs for president.
Sarah Palin should be treated as a comedian -- campaign comic relief, like a rodeo clown -- even if she actually runs. She'll be a huge success and will enjoy the role if she can get into self-deprecating humor.

Update: Forbes' E.D. Kain suggests, "All this leads me to believe that instead of presidential debates, what the GOP race needs is a series of Jeopardy contests, all focused on politics, economics, and American history. That would tell us much more, I’m afraid, about the candidates, than any debate ever could."

Update: Forbes' Rick Ungar strikes back at the palin-bots' feeble attempt to spin Palin's answer. Face it, 'bots: She's not only wrong, but doesn't know what most -- if not all -- American school-children know, most of whom -- if not all -- can express themselves more coherently than she can.

Update: Forbes' E.D. Kain weighs in, again, with "The Sad Defense of Sarah Palin’s Botched History."


kraftysue said...

Was that historical summary before or after her "history tour"? My bet is after..............

That woman is an idiot!

melody mokwa said...

Her ego is SO large, she actually thinks WHATEVER comes out of her mouth is the truth (according to her own gospel), even as she completely rewrites our history for us. The "woman" is an idoit, yes but a dangerous one if people keep giving her a credible voice. Those are the ones I like the least.

WakeUpAmerica said...

She is the Orly Taitz of candidates. I'm a poet and didn't know it.

Which reminds me, the press wouldn't give Ms. Taitz a pass, why is it different with Palin?

Anonymous said...

The third Forbes update by E.D. Kain IMHO is really terrific. However the pathetic Palinbots have already been alerted to the article and they have already started swarming the blog in typical Palinbot fashion. They start off by insulting and trashing the author, then of course they play the victim card, and when that proves to be ineffective they attack President Obama as a last resort. Their unconditional ignorance is amazing!