Bachmann And Palin: Not Daughters Of The American Revolution
Maybe to hold public office we should have the elected candidate be required to take a basic High School American history quiz before assuming office, or even better, take the “naturalization” tests which we give to immigrants becoming American citizens.
It’s so very sad when you hear Republicans talk about cutting funding for education, especially when their leaders show a lack of knowledge.
First we have a “Tea Party” favorite, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, moving Lexington and Concord MA to New Hampshire for the “shot heard ’round the world.”
Now her lack of geography and history knowledge is joined by Alaska’s Ex-Governor Sarah Palin’s assertion that Paul Revere’s “midnight ride” through the countryside was to “warn the British.”
Of course they will explain these “gaffs” by simply saying they miss-spoke.
I also admit to being somewhat amused on how Palin was able to turn the historic ride of Paul Revere into a second amendment issue, when at the time of his ride, the Constitution was not even a glimmer in any Founding Fathers’ “eyes.”
I can hear my good Republican friends now, “you know what they meant so it’s not an issue, they just miss-spoke.”
Guess facts get in the way of the ideology.