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Sarah Palin - One Child Left Behind

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Ms. Palin on Paul Revere:

"He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."

And this woman is considered a legitimate candidate for President by a number of Americans.

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gatekeeper 2 years, 10 months ago

If only stupid Sarah would have listened to anything they said at the Revere house when she visited, she would have known what really happened. Everything always has to be about Sarah, so she didn't pay any attn and didn't learn anything. She could have taught her daughter some history (well, the tour guides could have at least). All she cares about is press time and she got that. The guides at the Revere house were really great and I learned a lot I didn't know and I'm a history fan.

So, it doesn't matter how stupid her remarks were. The worst part is that she could have known the truth and couldn't be bothered with listening to those tour guides who make sure everything question you have is answered.

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Bob Forer 2 years, 10 months ago

"He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."

WTF?

What's even more scarier than Palin is the fact that there are folks out there who think she'd make a great President.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 10 months ago

Palin.......she is a quitter. Plain and simple. No matter how many goofy bus trips and other public extravaganzas she and her tribe concoct, she will never be a serious candidate for any national office.

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 10 months ago

Jafs, many many folks and media outlets put in winning the debate with Biden.

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gkerr 2 years, 10 months ago

jags

Didn't she show very well against Biden in the VP debates?  By many accounts winning the debates? Didn't she defeat the Dems and the Republican Political establishment in Alaska and clean up a chronically corrupt system of corporate special interests and corruption? Are her grades available, haven't many of her school associates been vetted?  Is she secretive, furtive really about her ghost writers, college grades, birth certificate, essays, thesis, law school Journal articles?  Has she spent several millions of restricting the informations coming to light?  Did she ever vote present in legislative assembly votes? Even once?  Voting present was almost routine for Barrack Hussein Obama.  Did she have a Spiritual mentor, advisor, and counsellor for twenty years who was a flaming, raging, racist America hater? Has she lied about Medicare costs and cuts, auto bail outs, Libyan mission goals, time line, and extent of American commitment like President Obama?  does she think it is 2008 as Obama wrote in the ledger at Westminster Cathedral?  Has she presided over A massive rise in indebtedness just today declared to be 61 trillion in Federal liabilities alone by analysts at USA today a liberal Newspaper?  Did she get three Pinnochio's from the Washington Post Fact Checker extrordianaire documenting the lies or stupid and incompetent claims by the president concerning the auto bailouts, which are nowhere near revenue neutral and never will be?   Did her Chief economic advisor in Alaska declare one day how great the economy was and the next day resign- see latest on Professor Goulsby who will be returning to that bastion of corruption the U. Of Chicago?  Did she attack her own state police for over reaction and prejudice only to find out that the facts did not bear out her claim?  Check out #4 above by Guardian, did Palin ever just blather incoherently like The One We've Been Waiting For?  Did Palin ever have a tilted plying field in her favor like the One has had for years and enjoys to this day?  Has Palin played golf 70 times since the inauguration, whilst we are in the worst financial crises according to the One since who laid a chunk?  Has Palin yet sent a set of DVDs of her speeches to the British Crown?  Has Palin ever used the term Corpse Man on national television describing an American Hero?  Stand up Chuck!-no Palin didn't say that it was VP Biden the Administrations very own Gaff-o-matic.  Did Palin ever declare that Roosevelt gave his fire side chats on television?    Palin has been tested by fire-she can beat Obama and we would be better off as a country if she did? Gkerr

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sissezz 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you Jafs!! Ive wondered the exact same thing!

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whats_going_on 2 years, 10 months ago

all politicians have slipups. But she continually makes dumb comments, pretending like she knows what she's talking about.

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jafs 2 years, 10 months ago

It is really hard for me to understand how anybody can think Sarah Palin is intelligent.

Having seen her in debates, she is clearly not very intelligent, or well-informed.

She may be somewhat attractive, and feisty, with some down-home folksy mannerisms and catchphrases, but that's about it.

I wonder what it is that people see when they look at her and claim she is intelligent.

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Jim Phillips 2 years, 10 months ago

Well, let's see. 1) "Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s." 2) "I've now been in 57 states I think one left to go." 3) "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today." 4) "What they'll say is, 'Well it costs too much money,' but you know what? It would cost, about. It it it would cost about the same as what we would spend. It. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We're going to. It. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can't hear myself. But I'm glad you're fired up, though. I'm glad." 5) "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." 6) "I bowled a 129. It's like - it was like the Special Olympics, or something." 7) "Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court justice. The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time." 8) "Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven't had much sleep in the last 48 hours." 9) "It was interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing." 10) "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."

She is more accurate in her statement than our current Commando n Chief.

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verity 2 years, 10 months ago

Palin/Bachman in 2012. I await the fun with great anticipation.

Everything else aside, Palin quit the governorship of Alaska mid-term. Of course that job was probably a lot harder then being President of the United States.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

them british is comin and ringin bells, you betcha. The lunacy continues. Maybe the British invaded on May Day and put baskets on the porches and rang the door bells and ran away.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Scott3460 - A lot of good back and forth on this one! Plenty of posts and nobody too twisted or disapearededed!

Don't say I never did you no favors, 'cause Ima gonna give you material for your next blog!

Have fun with it, and be quick before someone else beats you to it!!

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=306953

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Aiko 2 years, 10 months ago

There you go Ol' Bea. Being snarky as well as being typically extremely opinionated. *You should not let women like SP intimidate you. It is not helpful to your gender.....

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 10 months ago

But Carville said the consequences aren’t limited to politics alone. He warned of heightened risk of civil unrest with the bleak economic picture. ###

Apparently Jimmy Carville feels like I, and I do stand by setting back race relations 50 years. Like a good socialist Obama has demonized big business. I honestly think some of the damage Obama has done maybe irreversible.

We don't live in Lichtenstein folks, big business is good for us.

Just as left wing Lawrencians complain about the lack good paying jobs, then as if on command making it next to impossible for corporate America to develop here.

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Agnostick 2 years, 10 months ago

gkerrplagiarist scribbles:

"Sarah is good for a gaff now and then. Before you celebrate too much it is sobering to think of the Gaff-o-matic Biden and Obama's own pension for Bon mote, gaffs, goods, misspeaks, stammers and stumbles."

http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/scott3460/2011/jun/4/sarah-palin-one-child-left-behind/#c1650900


"pension?"

Obama owns a pension? Huh?

Don't you have to retire before you get one of those?

Don't you ever get tired of the taste of your own shoe leather, gkerrplagiarist?

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Agnostick 2 years, 10 months ago

Welcome back, barrypampers...! :p

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 10 months ago

Only the One We Have Been Waiting for has his gaffs consistently laundered by a sycophant press and anything anti-Palin even if untrue and misinformed is echoed by partisan ideologues. Gkerr

Perfectly put. Yes, it seems Sarah gaffs and a willing press is blasting it everywhere. Palin is actually a fine example for what I thought was a strong women role. There's a lot of evidence feminists are really political and do not support women with differing views.

It's very frightening how much power our press does have. Over the past year not a soul has disputed my claim President Obama's intelligence and academic superiority was manufactured and false.

Think about this, a press knowingly misleading the public regarding something so so important.

Like Dan Quayle, a man of fine academic accomplishments rising to a rank of Sgt. in the National Guard portrayed by liberal media as a wealthy cowardly idiot. Chris Matthews and his ilk will not rest until they have destroyed Sarah Palin.

I say, good luck Sarah keep up the fight.

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gkerr 2 years, 10 months ago

To all who can stand the truth,

Sarah Palin was correct about Paul Revere warning the British that Colonists were going to oppose them by force. Revere was captured by the Brits and according to articles in LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Herald, and elsewhere all over the net, Palin was correct in her rendition of the Revere ride.

"One if by land, and two if by sea … and then what?  According to historians interviewed by the Boston Herald, Paul Revere then warned the British not to challenge a roused and armed populace.  Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up. Palin prompted howls of partisan derision when she said on Boston’s Freedom Trail that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms 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.” The first to dispute Palin’s critics was … Paul Revere himself.  In his own account of the ride, written twenty-three years later, Revere recounts how the British captured him, and how he attempted to dissuade the British from advancing.  Revere warned that he had roused the local militias and that there would soon be 500 or more armed citizens coming together to repel the British.

A Boston University history professor told the Herald that Revere did indeed warn the British as well as the Americans earlier in his ride:

Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, “Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that too.

Gotcha politics cuts both ways. Bush Senior was lambasted by press for asking what a checkout scanner was at the grocery store. Al Gore for supposedly saying he invented the Internet, which he didn't say in those words but they have haunted him for a decade.

Only the One We Have Been Waiting for has his gaffs consistently laundered by a sycophant press and anything anti-Palin even if untrue and misinformed is echoed by partisan ideologues. Gkerr

Frankly, I had forgotten much of the history of Revere’s ride until this incident, and I had to look it up for myself to recall what Palin meant by her response.  Tom Burnam covered it succinctly and accurately in his indispensable Dictionary of Misinformation, a book I have had on my shelf for more than 30 years.  If all people know of Revere is Longfellow’s poem, which is what the reaction to Palin’s remarks seem to show, then they know far less than they think.

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palin_rocks 2 years, 10 months ago

somedude20! How embarrassing for you to find out you were wrong about Palin and the best you can do is make penis references. The Palin fear has "exposed" the real you.

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 10 months ago

Love, yes she was absolutely correct about the ride. The topic is Sarah Palin though. Well, let's take a peek at who she will running against.

She can certainly rile up the 15 -20% of our hard core leftists though. Stalin and Mao could rile this group though. Unfortunately for the rest of the electorate a decision will be made soon on whether 4 more years of Obama is due.

He promised hope and reconciliation, and what we got the opposite. He has set race relations back 50 years with his divisive ways. If he was honest he would run on an anger and despair platform.

BTW......where are all the anti war protestors? His government takeover of health care is a joke and tied up in the courts. Double digit Inflation is just around the corner. Last, but not at all least, we see socialism failing all over the globe, yet Obama and crew seem dead set on pushing this once great nation further into the abyss.

No folks, he and his hypocrite wife will be private citizens soon. Maybe he will choose Plains Georgia for his library. Could Palin win? Depends on how serious Hillary takes her campaign.

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somedude20 2 years, 10 months ago

Palin 2012 Vote with your penis!

She is not the bee's knees and if you think she is "hot" walk around town and take a long hard look as much more beauty (and brains for that matter) is all around you

(If Whit is going to remove this, please advise why as nothing in this post is offensive or obscene) Enjoy your last day before your time off

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LoveThsLife 2 years, 10 months ago

Actually, she was technically right about his ride. The intention of the ride was to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock and he used lanterns not bells. He wasn't trying to get caught by the British, but when he did he tried to dissuade them from advancing. He ended up being released by the British without his horse and was on foot and ended up missing the battle.

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beatrice 2 years, 10 months ago

Ya gotta love her again falling back on the excuse that people are asking her "gotcha questions." I mean, how dare someone ask her about Paul Revere while she is visiting Boston! That is a "gotcha" trap if I ever saw one.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 10 months ago

In a truly hilarious turn of events, Palin supporters are under attack at Wikipedia for trying to revise the Paul Revere entry to match their darling's view of history. Interestingly they are using her comments to justify their revisions. http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/38678_Palin_Fans_Trying_to_Edit_Wikipedia_Paul_Revere_Page

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mom_of_three 2 years, 10 months ago

The woman said she knows her history??? HARDLY! One if by land, two if by sea. I remember that from grade school. The british weren't going to take arms, they were going to take lives. And in the 18th century, who didn't have a freaking gun to being with? Most men supplied their family with food by hunting game. Paul revere didn't warn the british they couldn't take our arms. she needs to get over the gun thing and realize she is an idiot. revere was warning Adams, Hancock and other leaders that the british were coming after them.

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camper 2 years, 10 months ago

This reminds me of the Animal House scene when John Belushi claimed the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

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ivalueamerica 2 years, 10 months ago

on my blog I was once referring to all the ignorant things she said and I flat out called her stupid. I received the best response.

"That is an insult to the world stupid."

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jaywalker 2 years, 10 months ago

Liked the headline for the blog, then came the quote; Excellent! I'm reminded of the Miss South Carolina meltdown. That still has to be the all-time best, but this one was great. To be fair, when it comes to people like Palin or the President who are in front of the mike so much and speaking off the cuff, stuff like this is bound to happen. But if this could serve as the final nail in her coffin I'd be happy.

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pizzapete 2 years, 10 months ago

Well she might not make a good History teacher, but she'd be an awesome President. That Obama guy just doesn't say enough funny stuff.

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gkerr 2 years, 10 months ago

Gee fellas,

Sarah is good for a gaff now and then. Before you celebrate too much it is sobering to think of the Gaff-o-matic Biden and Obama's own pension for Bon mote, gaffs, goods, misspeaks, stammers and stumbles.

Obama was notorious for gaffs in Illinois. Hence he is carefully watched over by handlers who chain him to the TelePrompter even when speaking to grade schoolers.

Without his TelePrompTer he mumbles and stammers like Queen Elizabeths father, being oh so careful to not misspeak he stammers and hems and haws instead.

Palin is a real women of substance and merit. Obama is a charade who doesn't know there are 50 states in the union, doesn't know what year it is, doesn't know how to speak unaided by a written speech prepared for him, can't pronounce corpsman properly- corps man he says. Doesn't even know that being born in 1961 precludes your parents from conceiving you 4 years later which he famously claimed in a speech honoring the events at Selma, doesn't know if he is spending the night in Kansas City or Saint Louis, and don't know Kentucky from Arkansas.

Obama was in the senate for what five minutes? If he didn't get constantly excused by a fawning lackey mainstream press he would be the laughing stock his incompetence deserves. Gkerr

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Mary Darst 2 years, 10 months ago

This was the funniest thing I have heard from her. Seriously, she needs to put a sock in it. And, it doesn't matter what anyone, anywhere, else has said......The point being..she said this. What an idiot. I do have to say she is good for a good laugh.

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Steven Gaudreau 2 years, 10 months ago

Palin is considered a legit candidate by the Liberal media and a handful of nut jobs.

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palin_rocks 2 years, 10 months ago

After mid-terms I can smell your fear.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

Paul Revere and the Bell Ringers....has a nice sound to it. I still can't see russia from here.

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Dan Blomgren 2 years, 10 months ago

At least she knew they rode horses

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Dan Blomgren 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm a die-hard Republican, and even I can't vote for her.

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jhawkinsf 2 years, 10 months ago

Just one person'e opinion - Palin won't run.

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orangechubb 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank you for keeping them to yourself.

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BornAgainAmerican 2 years, 10 months ago

Got to hand it to Sarah. She takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Would I vote for her? Probably not...but she is one gutsy little lady.

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Jim Phillips 2 years, 10 months ago

Maybe, but at least she's neither George Soros' nor Saul Alinsky's errand boy.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Nah, as HOT as she is, I wouldn't want to see her run. My only point is, anyone can have a flubbed line, a misspeak, or facts that aren't. Going after one politician for these kinds of errors only get junior high "He said, she said" "I know you are but what am I?" reactions, that we as voters need to rise above. I seldom wast my time arguing politics on the LJW, (Lord knows I waste plenty here on other issues). I save it all for the voting booth. Nobody there to argue with and I'm the only one with a pencil.

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David Lignell 2 years, 10 months ago

Pleeease run, Sarah! Pleeeeeaaaaasssseee!!! (No greater gift could be handed to the Democratic Party -- and to comedians -- short of a Palin-Trump ticket.)

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scott3460 2 years, 10 months ago

So, the retort of choice today is: I know she is, but so is .......

Sad.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

“I’ve been in your shoes. I know what it’s like to take a tough vote. But what did Lincoln say? ‘I am not bound to win, but I’m bound to be true.’”

Um . . . "Present"? And the Lincoln quotation was stirring. It was also bogus. There is no documentary evidence that Lincoln ever said any such thing.- John J. Pitney Jr.

John J. Pitney Jr. is the Roy P. Crocker professor of American politics at Claremont McKenna College. With Joseph M. Bessette, he is the author of American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125169095

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Eybea Opiner 2 years, 10 months ago

As opposed to Barak Obama who visited 57 states in his quest for the Presidency. And who promised the most "transparent" administration in history, only to freeze the press out in many circumstances. And who decried George Bush for the application (in accordance with Congressional resolutions) of military forces, then unilaterally, and perhaps unlawfully, sends troops into Libya.

Oh, yeah, we got a real winner with that bum.

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tange 2 years, 10 months ago

Irreverent.

/ now, if only she were more reticent.

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