Tuesday, June 7, 2011

... and the wisdom of our leaders?

Hi All;

One of the tenents that I have always believed is that, despite the pundits and cartoonists, our leaders are typically very intelligent. I may not always agree with thier methods or their end goals, but I always figured them to be very intelligent. They'd have to be, right?

Then we get a beauty queen. Until recently, I assumed it was an act. Nope. Anyone who ever puts this lady in charge of more than a Dairy Queen needs to lose their voting rights...at least.

Watch this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/07/colbert-sarah-palin-paul-revere-video_n_872375.html

What was worse, you know, outside of the obvious slanting of history in order to make a current political point about as subtle as a nuclear strike, was the blatant and obscene ignorance and obstinance to stick to the failed rendition of historical facts when interviewed on ....wait for it....Fox news (like you wouldn't have guessed). Even worse was her staffers going on to attempt a change to Wikipedia's Paul Revere page so to reflect Palin's assertion of history.

Either cry or laugh, folks. These are our leaders.....


Scottie said...

Reminds me of the show "are you smarter than a fifth grader" and sadly many are not. It seems our whole sociality is getting the dumb down treatment. But what really bothers me is that these very leaders that show their ignorance, are the ones running down education and higher learning. They do that proudly, making it a badge of honor to mock schooling and make fun of learning. That hurts more than them not knowing what they are talking about.

thanks for sharing this with us. hugs, Scottie

randy said...

Hi Scottie;
Scary that this is someone we could have had running this country, huh. An oops is an oops, and no one is above making mistakes, but to deny that the mistake even happened at all and try to bluff one's way through bs despite the evidence to the obvious ....?
Glad to "see you" here.