Everything you need to know about the outrageous fakery and stunning ignorance of Sarah Palin is neatly summarized in her version of Paul Revere’s so-called “Midnight Ride” delivered on her ludicrous self-promotional bus tour the other day…
“He who warned, uh, the the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringin’ those bells and, um, by makin’ sure that as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those warnin’ shots and bells that, uh, we were gonna be secure and we were gonna be free and we were gonna be armed.”
Which begs the question, raised here by Thomas Roberts filling in on The Last Word program: why would anyone in their right mind trust Palin’s interpretation about anything (potential effects of not raising the U.S. debt ceiling, in this example) given her obvious lack of elementary knowledge about even the most basic facts?
Sadly, the answer is simple. She appeals directly to the countless millions of Americans that are every bit as woefully ignorant and catastrophically dumb as she is.