I’ve resisted referring to Sarah Palin’s latest, umm, riff on American history, wherein she inserted words, actions, motivations and personnel into Paul Revere’s midnight ride … errr, he warned the British that ‘the British are coming’?
PALIN: 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.
… with her loyal followers even trying to
rewrite history amend Wikipedia to back up her hallucinations … (The Telegraph reported it thus: Sarah Palin supporters attempt to change history to help her White House bid)… but suffice to say she’s top of the pops for online chatter. Look:
You can’t argue with the fact that she’s got attention. And name recognition is huge in elections. I guess the question is, can she parlay her high ‘lamestream media’ profile, vicarious Facebook ramblings, and motivation-unclear personal appearances into real political influence?
Palin also said the Civil War started with the assassination of The Arch Duke of Hazzard.