By Michael Hoffman
Last week in Boston Sarah Palin stated of American patriot Paul Revere, "He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms, 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."
Revere didn't warn the British. He warned his fellow Americans.
He arranged for lanterns to be hung from the Old North Church in Boston to notify American patriots by which direction the British were coming. One if by land, two if by sea. So there were lanterns, but no bells.
Every time Governor Palin flubs a line she defends herself by claiming it's due not to her illiteracy, but rather to a "gotcha question." We are dealing with a paranoid prima donna as dumb as those bells she thinks were ringing during Revere's ride.
The problem is, George W. Bush was dopey too, and a whole slew of Americans were refreshed by the sight of a boob who was as big an ignoramus as they were.
Lesson: Mrs. Palin could be elected to the presidency on the basis that her dim-wit endears her to her Republican constituency.