The British Are Coming — to Dinner!
We’ve been sitting out today’s Palin Feeding Frenzy because we’re unsure about the quality of the meal. But if you’d like to taste it yourself, here’s what she said yesterday about Our Nation’s Founding Cookware Manufacturer:
He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh 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 and we were going to be armed.
Of course, Paul Revere didn’t warn the British — he warned the colonists about the British. And so, to quote Current TV’s new spokesblowhard, “That woman is an idiot.”
Except we like our Idiots to be a clean kill, and Palin’s message is so garbled, she may very well have been trying to say the right thing, but it just came out wrong. In our exacting editorial judgment, this doesn’t meet the high standards of “In what respect, Charlie?” and “[I read] all of them.” But you’re welcome to differ, because this is a Free Country, and we’re pretty sure you’re armed.