Palin Mangles Paul Revere

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    [QUOTE]She mumbled and stumbled her way into a historical truth. And yet Sarah was accurate in her off the cuff remarks about Revere and her critics, who had the benefit of time to research the matter, were wrong. If you think that she somehow accidentally hit upon a historical truth that is completely counter to the common knowledge of the matter then you are being incredibly partisan to such a degree that your credibility in this matter is completely compromised. He had no intention of warning the regulars of the coming of the colonists: such a goal would obviously interfere with the first effort. Now who is garbling history? No one has said the Revere "warned the regulars of the coming of the colonists." According to Revere himself he told the regulars that the colonists had been warned and that there were 500 armed colonists waiting for them. He doesn't give his reason for doing is but I would guess that it was in an effort to keep them from executing what he thought was their plan to arrest Hancock and Adams and possibly avoid bloodshed.
    Posted by StalkingButler[/QUOTE]

    Here is what she said:

    "He (Revere) who warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms by ringing those bells, and makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed."

    That is not what happened.  He was part of a prearranged plan to warn the colonists of the coming of the regulars and the threat they posed. Palin is clearly intimating that his goal was to warn the regulars about the threat they faced from the colonists. She got it completely backwards.  He also did not ring bells or fire shots.  And you think she is referring to when he got captured (obviously not part of the plan)?  Ha ha.  Why do you defend such a dunce?  Is politics that important to you? 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : Here is what she said: "He (Revere) who warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms by ringing those bells, and makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed." That is not what happened.  He was part of a prearranged plan to warn the colonists of the coming of the regulars and the threat they posed. Palin is clearly intimating that his goal was to warn the regulars about the threat they faced from the colonists. She got it completely backwards.  He also did not ring bells or fire shots.  And you think she is referring to when he got captured (obviously not part of the plan)?  Ha ha.  Why do you defend such a dunce?  Is politics that important to you? 
    Posted by Reubenhop[/QUOTE]

    Reubenhop, we don't always agree, but you are 100% correct in this case. The funny thing is why can't Caribou Barbie backers see this truth about what she said? Why do they defend her, even when she is so obviously wrong? No wonder Faux News has high ratings. RepubliMonsters will believe anything as long as the source is a wingnut.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : If you think that Palin knew that Revere was captured and told the British of the alarm going out then you really are either overly charitable, dim or an ideologue.  She mumbled and stumbled her way into a historical truth. There is no way she knew this history ahead of time. She clearly thought that Revere's PLAN was to warn the British of the alarm and that is far from the truth. I also think the Professor was far too charitable to Palin.  Revere's job was to warn the colonists of the coming of the regulars. He had no intention of warning the regulars of the coming of the colonists: such a goal would obviously intefere with the first effort.
    Posted by Reubenhop[/QUOTE]

    Apparently you can't read Reubenhop which may explain why you know so little about American History.  I also posted this link above from the Vicar of Christ's Church  aka Old North who takes responsibility for the facts he gave to Palin.  Here is the link.
    http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1344806

    Since I know the history, I knew Palin was correct and understood the point she was making.  Of course he and the other riders were 'warning' the   'Gage'...that the 'Americans' would 'fight'....Most were not planning on a Revolution .

    The Vicar explains that he tutored Palin in these facts.   So I guess you claim to know more than the Vicar, the docents, the  Chair of the History Depart of Suffolk which is in among freedom trail sites....lol.

    You are the stupid dimwitted one because you don't even know that you don't know.  Where did you get your misimpression...I know it wasn't from tours of the area or from docents?  I can't imagine someone in Boston being as stupid as you apparently are.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : Reubenhop, we don't always agree, but you are 100% correct in this case. The funny thing is why can't Caribou Barbie backers see this truth about what she said? Why do they defend her, even when she is so obviously wrong? No wonder Faux News has high ratings. RepubliMonsters will believe anything as long as the source is a wingnut.
    Posted by AlleyCatBruin[/QUOTE]

    AlleyCat, you are so stupid that you can't even read the interview with the Chair of the History Department or the comments by the Vicar of Christ's Church  aka Old North.  The links are right above.  Here again is the link to the Vicar taking responsibility for tutoring Palin in her comments and history.  http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1344806
    The link to the Chair of the History Department is right above.

    If you didn't know that Revere and others warned the 'Crown' and that the issue was the seizing of weapons from those Englishmen who had settled here...and if you did not know that Paul Revere was a bell ringer in Old North...or that General Gage worshiped there then you are stupid not Palin.  I knew these facts and understood what she said and the political point she was making.

    How could anyone posting on a Boston site be as dumb as you are about American History.  You apparently have never bothered to visit these sites, talk to docents and you apparently don't have a clue as to the History.  Where does your 'knowledge' come from...cartoons?

    You owe the American people an apology for distorting our history.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : Apparently you can't read Reubenhop which may explain why you know so little about American History.  I also posted this link above from the Vicar of Christ's Church  aka Old North who takes responsibility for the facts he gave to Palin.  Here is the link. http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1344806 Since I know the history, I knew Palin was correct and understood the point she was making.  Of course he and the other riders were 'warning' the   'Gage'...that the 'Americans' would 'fight'....Most were not planning on a Revolution . The Vicar explains that he tutored Palin in these facts.   So I guess you claim to know more than the Vicar, the docents, the  Chair of the History Depart of Suffolk which is in among freedom trail sites....lol. You are the stupid dimwitted one because you don't even know that you don't know.  Where did you get your misimpression...I know it wasn't from tours of the area or from docents?  I can't imagine someone in Boston being as stupid as you apparently are.
    Posted by Big_Bad_Jim[/QUOTE]

    Gee, I say you might be overly charitable and you call me the stupid dimwitted one. Class act you got going there. I teach U.S. history too. I got my knowledge from actual books on the topic. Read Fischer's book and get a clue. Ever read a book? Or do you just rely on the bits and pieces of information gleaned from conservative blogs and rags? You and Palin deserve each other.

    And if you actually read the good Vicar's post, he says nothing about the warning the British plan but only explains how she got confused about the bell ringing issue (mixing up different actions of his life). You really should read the stuff you rely on in making your ill informed and quite unnecessarily accusatory assertions.
     
    So I guess we are left with you either being dim or an ideologue.  Probably both.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : AlleyCat, you are so stupid that you can't even read the interview with the Chair of the History Department or the comments by the Vicar of Christ's Church  aka Old North.  The links are right above.  Here again is the link to the Vicar taking responsibility for tutoring Palin in her comments and history.  http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1344806 The link to the Chair of the History Department is right above. If you didn't know that Revere and others warned the 'Crown' and that the issue was the seizing of weapons from those Englishmen who had settled here...and if you did not know that Paul Revere was a bell ringer in Old North...or that General Gage worshiped there then you are stupid not Palin.  I knew these facts and understood what she said and the political point she was making. How could anyone posting on a Boston site be as dumb as you are about American History.  You apparently have never bothered to visit these sites, talk to docents and you apparently don't have a clue as to the History.  Where does your 'knowledge' come from...cartoons? You owe the American people an apology for distorting our history.
    Posted by Big_Bad_Jim[/QUOTE]

    If you honestly think that Revere's plan in making his ride was to warn the Crown of the danger of the colonists than you have no idea what you are talking about. There was a network of communication throughout the countryside to warn the militias of any action the regulars might take against their interests.  Revere helped initiate this warning system.  Warning the regulars was certainly not part of this plan.  Indeed it would be completely counter productie to that effort.  It was an accidental byproduct of Revere being captured and being a bit glib with his captors.  There is no way that Palin was referencing this later incident when she stumbled through her talk. Apparently you are joining her in her stupid rewrite of the history. 
     
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    " It was an accidental byproduct of Revere being captured and being a bit glib with his captors.  There is no way that Palin was referencing this later incident when she stumbled through her talk."

    So  the position of Reuben and the leftists is that , even though Palin was right, she was too stupid to have been right.
    The fact she was right only goes to show how stupid she is.
     
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    [QUOTE]" It was an accidental byproduct of Revere being captured and being a bit glib with his captors.  There is no way that Palin was referencing this later incident when she stumbled through her talk." So  the position of Reuben and the leftists is that , even though Palin was right, she was too stupid to have been right. The fact she was right only goes to show how stupid she is.
    Posted by BobinVa[/QUOTE]

    So Sarah what are you going to do when you run out of stupid things to say to the nobins .



     

    OH cry and throw a fit. OK

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : Gee, I say you might be overly charitable and you call me the stupid dimwitted one. Class act you got going there. I teach U.S. history too. I got my knowledge from actual books on the topic. Read Fischer's book and get a clue. Ever read a book? Or do you just rely on the bits and pieces of information gleaned from conservative blogs and rags? You and Palin deserve each other. And if you actually read the good Vicar's post, he says nothing about the warning the British plan but only explains how she got confused about the bell ringing issue (mixing up different actions of his life). You really should read the stuff you rely on in making your ill informed and quite unnecessarily accusatory assertions.   So I guess we are left with you either being dim or an ideologue.  Probably both.
    Posted by Reubenhop[/QUOTE]
    I don't believe that you teach US History since anyone familiar with the pre revolutionary period would know that  there was no taste for independence and that is what made Sam Adams so remarkable.  They would know that Paul Revere was a bell ringer and that his life or a life of a person like him is captured in Ester Forbe's Johnny Tremaine.  They would know the context of the ride and the escalations and the worry about the arms confiscations...mentioned by the Suffolk Prof.  They would know that there were multiple riders...that Gage actually worshiped at Old North and much more.  Of course Revere was warning the 'regulars' ...that is what both the Vicar and the Prof said.    Apparently you have never visited the sites in Boston, and heard the information given by Old North and more.  In short you have demonstrated that you are a moron.

    Palin was responding to a question about what new information had she absorbed.  She then very accurately described the well known energy level of Paul Revere who seemed to be 'all over the place'.  Prof Allison describes the system of bell ringing that existed at the time, meaning that the country side would have been alive with these warnings...and that Gage made it secret but it was hardly secret from the  riders point of view once they were on their way.

    I have posted a link above to an interview with the Chair of the History Dept. at Suffolk Univ. here in Boston and the Vicar at Old North...both of whom say that Palin was right historically...and the Vicar admits to having given this information to Palin. Since she was right, Reuben is a moron.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : If you honestly think that Revere's plan in making his ride was to warn the Crown of the danger of the colonists than you have no idea what you are talking about. There was a network of communication throughout the countryside to warn the militias of any action the regulars might take against their interests.  Revere helped initiate this warning system.  Warning the regulars was certainly not part of this plan.  Indeed it would be completely counter productie to that effort.  It was an accidental byproduct of Revere being captured and being a bit glib with his captors.  There is no way that Palin was referencing this later incident when she stumbled through her talk. Apparently you are joining her in her stupid rewrite of the history. 
    Posted by Reubenhop[/QUOTE]

    You moron...it wasn't  'Revere's plan'.  He was simply a courier.  We know his name because Longfellow wrote a poem  to generate support for the Civil War about the 1860's.  It was published here in Boston.  Apparently some dummies like you get their 'history' from some version of a poen never meant to be history.
    The Prof from Suffolk explains the safety committees very well.  The signal of the bell ringing existed every where not just in the country side and it was not new in 1775...as anyone who knows anything about the Boston Massacre or history of the period would know.

    The point of the ride was to alert Adams and Hancock and the militias to protect the ammunition/weapon supply and to warn the 'Crown' that the Americans would resist...as anyone familiar with the events leading up to this ride would know.

    Reubenhop is so stupid  that he is disputing the historical facts affirmed by the Vicar at Old North and the Chair of the History Department at Suffolk Univ.  It is obvious that Reubenhop is not able to even read the article or the interview.  Its is obvious that he has never visited any of these sites.    Its is obvious that he lacks the ability to learn ...he is a complete idiot.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : So Sarah what are you going to do when you run out of stupid things to say to the nobins .   OH cry and throw a fit. OK
    Posted by beKool[/QUOTE]
    Palin was right  and you not only were wrong, but you don't know the basics of American History.  So per the evidence the one saying stupid things is you, not Palin.
    The bizarre thing is the derangement people like you, and the media have to spend time focusing on a bus tour but not covering the substance, talking about an off the cuff comment...its not like she said there were 57 states....and making a fool of yourselves. and then spending time and money to access emails that only show Palin as a competent, idealistic, hard working governor.

    Palin is making fools out of all of you.  America is watching and laughing at you, not her.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere : So Sarah what are you going to do when you run out of stupid things to say to the nobins .   OH cry and throw a fit. OK
    Posted by beKool[/QUOTE]

    Love the poker face on the dimwitted, halfterm wingnut from Alaska.
     
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    This topic isn't on the back burner yet?
     
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    Sarah has more peoples talking about and paying mind to Paul Revere than any of them did in high school. Alrighta Sarah.
     
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    I thought it was common knowledge that Revere warned the Brits that the militia was ready and waiting.  (Imagine my surprise at this insane uproar.)  I don't think Palin would make a good president, but she at least knows her American history.

    (I'm related to Dawes, by the way.  My Gram was doing our geneology to see if my cousin and I could qualify for Daughters of the Revolution college scholarships.  A fire in a Maine town hall destroyed the only missing document she needed to complete the official chain so we never could join that society, but we know.  I wish she had lived long enough to enjoy ancestery.com.)


     
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    To all the members of the idiot fringe of the conservative movement, here are the words of Revere himself concerning his ride.  You will note there was no intent to notify the British authorities of the alarm going on in the countryside. Revere was a patriot whose mission was to warn his leaders of their potential arrest and the regulars plan to seize stored arms.  He spoke of the alarm to the regulars ONLY when he was in their custody.  Now you will probably say Revere does not know what he was talking about either...

    I, PAUL REVERE, of Boston, in the colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New England; of lawful age, do testify and say; that I was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren, of said Boston, on the evening of the 18th of April, about 10 o'clock; when he desired me, ''to go to Lexington, and inform Mr. Samuel Adams, and the Hon. John Hancock Esq. that there was a number of soldiers, composed of light troops, and grenadiers, marching to the bottom of the common, where there was a number of boats to receive them; it was supposed that they were going to Lexington, by the way of Cambridge River, to take them, or go to Concord, to destroy the colony stores.''

    I proceeded immediately, and was put across Charles River and landed near Charlestown Battery; went in town, and there got a horse. While in Charlestown, I was informed by Richard Devens Esq. that he met that evening, after sunset, nine officers of the ministerial army, mounted on good horses, and armed, going towards Concord.

    I set off, it was then about 11 o'clock, the moon shone bright. I had got almost over Charlestown Common, towards Cambridge, when I saw two officers on horse-back, standing under the shade of a tree, in a narrow part of the road. I was near enough to see their holsters and cockades. One of them started his horse towards me, the other up the road, as I supposed, to head me, should I escape the first. I turned my horse short about, and rode upon a full gallop for Mistick Road. He followed me about 300 yards, and finding he could not catch me, returned. I proceeded to Lexington, through Mistick, and alarmed Mr. Adams and Col. Hancock.

    After I had been there about half an hour Mr. Daws arrived, who came from Boston, over the Neck.

    We set off for Concord, and were overtaken by a young gentleman named Prescot, who belonged to Concord, and was going home. When we had got about half way from Lexington to Concord, the other two stopped at a house to awake the men, I kept along. When I had got about 200 yards ahead of them, I saw two officers as before. I called to my company to come up, saying here was two of them, (for I had told them what Mr. Devens told me, and of my being stopped). In an instant I saw four of them, who rode up to me with their pistols in their bands, said ''G---d d---n you, stop. If you go an inch further, you are a dead man.'' Immediately Mr. Prescot came up. We attempted to get through them, but they kept before us, and swore if we did not turn in to that pasture, they would blow our brains out, (they had placed themselves opposite to a pair of bars, and had taken the bars down). They forced us in. When we had got in, Mr. Prescot said ''Put on!'' He took to the left, I to the right towards a wood at the bottom of the pasture, intending, when I gained that, to jump my horse and run afoot. Just as I reached it, out started six officers, seized my bridle, put their pistols to my breast, ordered me to dismount, which I did. One of them, who appeared to have the command there, and much of a gentleman, asked me where I came from; I told him. He asked what time I left . I told him, he seemed surprised, said ''Sir, may I crave your name?'' I answered ''My name is Revere. ''What'' said he, ''Paul Revere''? I answered ''Yes.'' The others abused much; but he told me not to be afraid, no one should hurt me. I told him they would miss their aim. He said they should not, they were only waiting for some deserters they expected down the road. I told him I knew better, I knew what they were after; that I had alarmed the country all the way up, that their boats were caught aground, and I should have 500 men there soon. One of them said they had 1500 coming; he seemed surprised and rode off into the road, and informed them who took me, they came down immediately on a full gallop. One of them (whom I since learned was Major Mitchel of the 5th Reg.) clapped his pistol to my head, and said he was going to ask me some questions, and if I did not tell the truth, he would blow my brains out. I told him I esteemed myself a man of truth, that he had stopped me on the highway, and made me a prisoner, I knew not by what right; I would tell him the truth; I was not afraid. He then asked me the same questions that the other did, and many more, but was more particular; I gave him much the same answers. He then ordered me to mount my horse, they first searched me for pistols. When I was mounted, the Major took the reins out of my hand, and said ''By G---d Sir, you are not to ride with reins I assure you''; and gave them to an officer on my right, to lead me. He then ordered 4 men out of the bushes, and to mount their horses; they were country men which they had stopped who were going home; then ordered us to march. He said to me, ''We are now going towards your friends, and if you attempt to run, or we are insulted, we will blow your brains out.'' When we had got into the road they formed a circle, and ordered the prisoners in the center, and to lead me in the front. We rode towards Lexington at a quick pace; they very often insulted me calling me rebel, etc., etc. After we had got about a mile, I was given to the sergeant to lead, he was ordered to take out his pistol, (he rode with a hanger,) and if I ran, to execute the major's sentence.

    When we got within about half a mile of the Meeting House we heard a gun fired. The Major asked me what it was for, I told him to alarm the country; he ordered the four prisoners to dismount, they did, then one of the officers dismounted and cut the bridles and saddles off the horses, and drove them away, and told the men they might go about their business. I asked the Major to dismiss me, he said he would carry me, let the consequence be what it will. He then ordered us to march.

    When we got within sight of the Meeting House, we heard a volley of guns fired, as I supposed at the tavern, as an alarm; the Major ordered us to halt, he asked me how far it was to Cambridge, and many more questions, which I answered. He then asked the sergeant, if his horse was tired, he said yes; he ordered him to take my horse. I dismounted, and the sergeant mounted my horse; they cut the bridle and saddle of the sergeant's horse, and rode off down the road. I then went to the house were I left Messrs. Adams and Hancock, and told them what had happened; their friends advised them to go out of the way; I went with them, about two miles across road.

    After resting myself, I set off with another man to go back to the tavern, to inquire the news; when we got there, we were told the troops were within two miles. We went into the tavern to get a trunk of papers belonging to Col. Hancock. Before we left the house, I saw the ministerial troops from the chamber window. We made haste, and had to pass through our militia, who were on a green behind the Meeting House, to the number as I supposed, about 50 or 60, I went through them; as I passed I heard the commanding officer speak to his men to this purpose; ''Let the troops pass by, and don't molest them, without they begin first.'' I had to go across road; but had not got half gunshot off, when the ministerial troops appeared in sight, behind the Meeting House. They made a short halt, when one gun was fired. I heard the report, turned my head, and saw the smoke in front of the troops. They immediately gave a great shout, ran a few paces, and then the whole fired. I could first distinguish irregular firing, which I supposed was the advance guard, and then platoons; at this time I could not see our militia, for they were covered from me by a house at the bottom of the street.

    s/PAUL REVERE.


     
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    Cross examine !

    The statement was made under duress and is inadmissable.

    ? Does any of the REALLY matter?
     
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    [QUOTE]Cross examine ! The statement was made under duress and is inadmissable. ? Does any of the REALLY matter?
    Posted by KittyDuke[/QUOTE]

    Sustained! But what is Sarah Palin's excuse? Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
     
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    No excuse Alley.
    Simply not even a consideration. She has nice tata's so I don't mind seeing her on TV.
     
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    Reubin, this is from the text that WDYWN posted:

    I told him I knew better, I knew what they were after; that I had alarmed the country all the way up, that their boats were caught aground, and I should have 500 men there soon. One of them said they had 1500 coming; he seemed surprised and rode off into the road, and informed them who took me, they came down immediately on a full gallop. One of them (whom I since learned was Major Mitchel of the 5th Reg.) clapped his pistol to my head, and said he was going to ask me some questions, and if I did not tell the truth, he would blow my brains out. I told him I esteemed myself a man of truth, that he had stopped me on the highway, and made me a prisoner, I knew not by what right; I would tell him the truth; I was not afraid. He then asked me the same questions that the other did, and many more, but was more particular; I gave him much the same answers.

    So, Revere certainly warned them that they would face resistance if they continued. Again (I think that I said this before) no one is claiming that Revere rode off with an intention to warn the British, only that he did.

    You will note there was no intent to notify the British authorities of the alarm going on in the countryside. Revere was a patriot whose mission was to warn his leaders of their potential arrest and the regulars plan to seize stored arms.  He spoke of the alarm to the regulars ONLY when he was in their custody.

    I think that we're all in agreement here, you, me, and Sarah Palin.

     
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    Sarah was right on her factoids per the Chair of the History Department at Suffolk Univ and reluctantly by per the Vicar of Christ's Church and per anyone with basic knowledge of the pre revolutionary period.  Revere was not acting on his own or making decisions.  At the time, there was little taste for separation from Mother Eng except by Sam Adams.  Go take some tours and learn at least as much history as Sarah.

    If things were not bad enough for the LSM, and her detractors, with email gate turning into email support for Sarah...here is an article that disputes a media report on  Thatcher
    ...http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100092054/margaret-thatcher-did-not-%E2%80%98snub%E2%80%99-sarah-palin-the-truth-about-the-iron-lady-and-the-former-governor-of-alaska/

    Palin  100 LSM  0....Its fun to watch those bozos getting their heads handed to them by Palin!
     
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    I was expecting to see more comments about the debate last night. Someone that is not running gets more attention than those that are running.
     
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    Re: Palin Mangles Paul Revere

    People are waiting to see if Sarah runs....the nomination is hers if she does.  There are separate threads on the debate.

    This one is for laughing at the dummies in the liberal media and those on the left...Palin 100  Media 0...a blood bath.

     

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