Shooting Fish

I’ve been hearing disjointed quotes from the now-infamous Palin resignation speech for a couple of days and I decided to read the whole thing myself. I’m not going to go over the whole thing, because I was much more confused after reading it than before. But the speech ends with:

In the words of General MacArthur said, “We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

With my admittedly-limited knowledge of WWII battles, I sort of thought it referred to Bataan, and that seemed like a really odd choice for a speech about – I think – moving on.  So I used my awesome powers of quote-tracking (thanks, Living Pulpit gig!) and found out that the actual quote was from a Major General Oliver Prince Smith, as quoted in “Retreat of the 20,000” Time, Dec. 18, 1950

I wonder if pointing that out makes me a big meanie Gotcha Journalist, or am I still a pajama-clad blogger in my parents’ basement?

Info via Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Time Magazine


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0 Responses to Shooting Fish

  1. Grant Gigee says:

    Sure, her writing would shame many high school students, but isn't that what's great about America? A semi-literate, mis-educated dunce rose to be the Laughing-Stock-in-Chief! Just think of all the kids who stay in school, just so they won't be like Sarah Palin, who can't even get her sources right. At least she didn't use Comic Sans.

  2. It's the Peter Principle in action I swear.

  3. Meg Stivison says:

    Grant: I was thinking about you when I wrote this. I guess research for snarkiness reminds me of you. Chris: but she HAS PEOPLE! Can't they Google it for her?

  4. Alex says:

    You might get some information from this:

  5. Grant Gigee says:

    Can't imagine why.

  6. You would think they would but most of the Republicans I know aren't really into technology….

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  8. Meg says:

    haha! that’s hilarious!

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