What’s Dumber than a Box of Rocks?

Sarah Palin’s bus tour through New England is the best thing that’s happened so far in the burgeoning 2012 race, and it’s going to be a tough act to follow.  There’s such sweet, poetic justice in the ample stories about irritated journalists frantically following in Sarah’s exhaust fumes as she jaunts from one patriotic site to another without advance warning or a published itinerary.  The sputtering, incoherent rage as the very folks who tried to destroy her and her family find the tables have turned warms the cockles of my cynical heart.

All that would have been more than enough to endear Sarah Palin to me–although I’m still not ready to root for her in the GOP primary–but yesterday’s kerfuffle over the historical accuracy of Palin’s ode to Paul Revere is rich, delicious icing on the cake.

Palin, in what is clearly not her finest public speaking performance, said that Paul Revere had “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms”.  Silly Sarah Palin, everyone knows he was warning the Americans that the British were coming, not warning the British!  You can see the ill-disguised smug on this anchor’s face as he–along with countless liberal journalists, bloggers, and politicians–descended on what looked like an easy kill.

The glee spread like a contagion via social media. It was almost as though every liberal in the country had an Obi Wan Kenobi moment, except that they were sensing the possibility of another Sarah Snafu rather than the extinction of all life on the planet Alderaan.

It wasn’t just the media-elite and the talking-heads, however. Liberals gathered together in groups to spread the news, temporarily turning the entire Facebook network into the equivalent of a high school from an after-school special on the dangers of gossip. In this screen grab, you can see several of my leftie friends celebrating another victory over American idiots.

The last two posts are mine.

Trouble was, of course, that Sarah Palin was right. Jonathan Adler of the Volokh Conspiracay was the first out of the gate as far as I can tell, writing almost immediately: Doesn’t anyone know American history anymore?

A day later, however, even the MSM is starting to get on the boat.  Andrew Malcolm writes at the LA Times: You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British? Well, he did. Now, who looks stupid? Not much for subtlety, is Mr. Malcolm.  Over at the Boston Herald (yes, Boston!) Chris Cassidy writes that Experts back Sarah Palin’s historical account and subtitles the article “You betcha she was right!”

As you can see from the Facebook screen capture, however, the self-satisfied liberals seem to be suddenly at a loss for words.  There were 6 “likes” and nearly as many comments in the first few hours, but nothing since realization set in that these folks are actually on the wrong side of both history and irony.

And all of this makes me curious: what exactly is dumber than a box of rocks?  Whatever it is, looks like liberals everywhere–especially Masachusettes Democrats who continued to mock Palin even after the history was explained to them–might be the only ones who could tell us.



  1. Linda C. says:

    However, wasn’t Paul Revere warning the people that the British were coming and a calling of arms another way of putting the British on notice that they weren’t going to stand for the British taking away what they were working so hard to achieve (the rights to self-defense included)?

  2. Bob Upton says:

    While hardworking , compassionate, intelligent democrats are taking care of all of us by;
    > traveling to all 57 states
    > asking wheelchair bound paraplegics to stand up
    > entering wrong dates on guest book entries
    > worrying about islands capsizing from overpopulation
    > chastising republicans for wanting to make “illegal” immigration
    a “crime”
    > spending our way out of debt

    this ignorant Palin lady has the unmitigated gall to drive around the country reminding Americans why America is great.

    What does she know about anything? She’s dumb!

    How do we know that? Bill Maher and Saturday Night Live said so.


  3. nana3 says:

    yes, Bob and we have the brilliant Anthony Weiner who, while Sarah Palin is engaging the country in conversation about our heritage, is tweeting his privates across the social media pervert network. Of course, Sarah is laughed at and accused of not knowing history and Weiner just blows off what he did by calling it ‘poor judgement’. Pelousy is ‘saddened’ and the MSM is trying to put a positive face on this by excusing him because he didn’t commit a crime. DUMB is not even close to describing these idiots.

  4. Gail B. says:

    I’m willing to bet that Sarah Palin slept very well after all this. She probably wore herself out laughing at all those wannabe know-it-all liberals! The liberals were mocking her all over the websites — and being corrected by conservatives also posting comments.

    Another hilarious event involved Congressman Allen West (FL-22) regarding “Weiner-Gate.” Asked at a townhall meeting to comment on Anthony Weiner, he said that he had reassured his wife and daughters that they didn’t have to worry about that with him because, “at the end of the day, I’m too tired.”

  5. Jan says:

    With the guts that lady has I wouldn’t put it past her to have planned the whole thing. What better way to ensure the media would jump on something they thought would make her look stupid only she knew she was absolutely correct. Sit back, eat her popcorn and chuckle. Still……I’m not ready to support her in the GOP primary either.

  6. Boston Blackie says:

    I loved having Sarah in my neighorhood last week. How dare she not inform the media in advance of her plans. The nerve of her making them actually follow her around town. While at the Bunker Hill Monument, my Mom met her. The first thing Sarah Palin did when my Mom introduced herslf was to turn and introduce her entire extended family. I am told she was one of the most pleasant people my Mom has met, even with the lame stream media screaming at her. One observation made by Mom was that young Piper will be the next one in the bulls eye of the liberal media. Piper definitely takes after Mama Grizzly, speaking up against the media making rude comments or directing Mama Grizzly on when or where to go. It was overheard to “watch that little one she’s a rhymes with witch” … what class.
    Palin can better serve this country by not running and driving the bleeding hearts insane.

  7. 2010, 2012 says:

    recent events prove excellent!
    24K emails and they have yet to find one that puts Palin in a bad light.

    by demandingher emails they have created the kind of advertisement money just can’t buy. now we have THE PALIN DAILY PRESS. exemplifying the fantastic essence of the woman: brilliant, heartwarming professional and family woman.

    i am truly, truly enjoying this.
    once again democrats put a bullet right in their own big toe!

  8. 2010, 2012 says:

    it would be GOD even for the atheist if Palin is the one to walk up to the White House and take those keys from obama. she earned it.

    truly, i would like to see more than anyone SARAH PALIN get out of a limo with her smiling family and greeted by the obamas for a first-tour of the White House. you talk about God-in-action — this would be such a moment.

    i really wish the woman runs. that she would win is a given but i want the world to see remember w hat this country is really all about and just how very brilliant this woman really is. will also confirm the lying msn, democrats in general

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