Sarah's Take on History

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Sarah's Take on History

Post by Minimalist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:17 am

Courtesy of The Borowitz Report.


POSTED June 6, 2011
Palin: ‘We Must Never Forget the Wisdom of Jefferson, and his Wife, Weezy’
Former Gov. Gives History Lesson

MONTICELLO (The Borowitz Report) – Visiting Thomas Jefferson’s historic home, Monticello, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today paid tribute to the nation’s third President, telling an audience of supporters, “We must never forget the wisdom of Jefferson, and his wife, Weezy.”

Gov. Palin said that “at a time of our history when the American people needed leadership, it was Jefferson who said the immortal words, ‘We’re movin’ on up.’”

The former Alaska Governor, criticized in recent days over her grasp of American history, used the Monticello speech to demonstrate her knowledge of the country’s founding fathers.

“Let us have the ingenuity of Benjamin Franklin, who invented the electric chair,” she said.

“Let us have the honesty of George Washington, who told his father that he chopped down a cherry tree because it was blocking his view of Russia,” she added. “And let us have Washington’s perseverance, which he demonstrated during that harsh winter at Sweet Valley High.”

But she saved her most fulsome praise for her favorite American hero, Paul Revere: “In his famous cry, ‘One if by land, two if by sea,’ Paul Revere proved that you don’t have to know how to count higher than two to be a great American.”

At the end of her speech in Monticello, Gov. Palin said that she was looking forward to the next stop on her bus tour, Philadelphia, “the home of the Taco Bell.”

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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Digit » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:24 pm

Surely she can't be that dumb?

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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Minimalist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:32 pm

What will it take to convince you?
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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Digit » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:49 pm

If she is Min, and she enters the White House, it won't be 'God bless America' it will be 'God help America!'

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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Minimalist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:05 pm

Yep...and I do not trust the electorate of this country as far as I can throw them.
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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Digit » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:40 am

On the basis that she is the boss of Alaska I have to agree Min.
Mind you, we have our own share as well.

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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Minimalist » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:07 am

"Was" governor of Alaska.....she quit in the middle of her term.

Even nutty republicans (which is most of them) thought that was a stupid move.
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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by MichelleH » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:35 pm

Minimalist wrote:Yep...and I do not trust the electorate of this country as far as I can throw them.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Sadly, ain't that the truth. Everything is won through the sound bite and Sarah is a mega-twit (cleaned up from my actual thought)
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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by john » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:43 am

It is a truism that in a Democracy the vote will always reflect the lowest common denominator, while

In a Tyranny the nod will always go to the greater despot.

Palin panders to the first to foster her lust for the second.

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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Digit » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:50 am

She's on her way to the UK and has expressed a desire to meet Mrs Thatcher.
Apparently Mrs T isn't interested.

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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Minimalist » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:41 am

Dig, I REALLY hope you can play the video here.

Scroll down to the bottom and good luck!



http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blo ... _blog.html
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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Digit » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:52 am

Just one of a 1000 similar politicians. It was Lincoln he stated that politics was a refuge for failures.

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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by Minimalist » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:58 am

Colbert is more of a comedian than a politician....granted that it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference.
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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by dannan14 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:39 pm

Minimalist wrote:Dig, I REALLY hope you can play the video here.

Scroll down to the bottom and good luck!



http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blo ... _blog.html
Oh wow. Looks like Palin just struck another blow in her fight to beat out W as America's Dumbest President Ever!

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Re: Sarah's Take on History

Post by john » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:46 am

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
~ Samuel Johnson

"Politics is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
~ Oscar Wilde


The poor dear has such a hard choice..............


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