I am a couple days late weighing in on this due to my crazy schedule lately. However, I couldn't let it pass without adding my two cents to the mix.
While addressing the Tea Party Express Rally in Reno earlier this week, Governor Palin spoke about not getting overly excited about the November elections just yet. There's still work to be done, the Governor stated, and warned people not to "party like it's 1773."
Sitting around waiting for something over which to yell, "Gotcha!" to Governor Palin--as the Left usually does--this was their moment. She doesn't know history! 1773? Ha! They flew into action to expose a perceived lack of knowledge on her part.
The problem is they are the ones lacking knowledge. Suffice it to say, however, now they've been schooled--by the one they call stupid. Now isn't that...ironic?
1773 is the year of the original Boston Tea Party, a fact clearly foreign to the Left. So guess who took to Twitter to make a fool of themselves: PBS's Gwen Ifill and Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos. Several other PDS sufferers joined in the giddiness and retweeted the two. The Huffington Post--the Huff and Puff, as I like to call them for all the hot air they blow--actually reprinted Moulitsas' tweet.
Here are the screen shots:
No, not "so smart," Markos. Just smart enough to make you look stupid.
Noel Sheppard points out:
Of course, all these geniuses needed to do was a simple Google search of "historical events of 1773." The first response would have helped them identify that the Boston Tea Party happened on December 16th of that year.
I guess it's easier for arrogant members of the Left to just ridicule rather than research. Certainly, that's not at all surprising from the perpetually factually-challenged Moulitsas.
Governor Palin eventually weighed in herself, retweeting Michelle Malkin after Gwen Ifill refused to own up to her PDS-inspired gaffe:
Gwen Ifill, et al... Really? Silly. RT @michellemalkin: 'Stand down,' says @pbsgwen re. her Palin bashing. Own up, dear. http://is.gd/g8AYb
It must be tough to be a bitter Liberal frightened by the "insignificant" Sarah Palin. I almost feel sorry for them--almost. These people fall for it every single time. What am I saying? Am I actually suggesting Governor Palin knew exactly what would happen when she threw 1773 out there? You betcha! Josh Painter says it best:
We're willing to bet that when Sarah's dad taught her how to fish, hunt and trap, little did he realize that some day it would have a political payoff.
Donkey--or shall we say jackass--for dinner, anyone?
(h/t Josh Painter and Whitney Pitcher)