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Usually I refrain from calling anyone stupid, but lately Sarah Palin’s been back in the news and the jokes just keep writing themselves.

Palin, who is allegedly testing the waters for a presidential run, has been touring the East Coast seeing many of our country’s historical sites (and flubbing the history behind them).

When Palin and her family visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, both of which are symbols of America opening its arms to immigrants, the former governor said the statue was “warning” from other countries to “never make the mistakes that some of them had made.”

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Ummm, ok.

Palin also caused the media to go apeshit when she “misspoke” about the legendary midnight ride of Paul Revere.

Although any fourth-grader can probably recite the poem verbatim, Palin stumbled through an explanation of Revere’s exploits that fateful night, saying he, “Warned the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringin’ those bells and, um, by makin’ sure that as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those warnin’ shots and bells.”

While Revere did indeed tell the British that colonials were going to revolt, he only did so after being captured and interrogated by British soldiers, not while he was riding through the streets of Boston.

Either way…Palin effed it up yet again.

Some will write Palin’s tour off as a publicity stunt and not worth the media’s time (I agree), however, it’s important that Palin’s sideshow doesn’t distract us from what’s important.

Our country is facing serious problems. Unemployment rates are still over 9%, gas prices are high, our public education system still needs a lot of work, and racism and sexism is still very much a problem.

While Palin’s antics are entertaining, I doubt many of us would want Sister Sarah in the White House trying to solve the country’s problems.

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