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Sarah Palin's bus tour: "A rolling menace"

Thankfully, journalists are out there sounding the alarm:

PalinBusTour.jpgSarah Palin's bus is plastered with a mock-up of the U.S. Constitution. But her entourage -- both the three-vehicle motorcade that includes the bus and the smaller, two-SUV version she uses for smaller events -- hasn't been very respectful of traffic laws.

They speed. They run red lights and stop signs. They make last-second lane changes to get off the highway, sometimes without signaling.

So do the reporters following them.

Journalists in the caravan trailing her "One Nation" tour bus describe the experience as harrowing, a rolling menace careening up the East Coast in hot pursuit of the former Alaska governor who declined to provide any advance itinerary of her tour over six days on the road.

As they left the clambake she attended Thursday in New Hampshire, Palin's two-SUV caravan traveled at 52 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone as it peeled away from the hosts' neighborhood. Both cars blew through a stop sign about a mile later. They did 70 mph in a 55 mph zone on I-95 -- and then, after they got off, without signaling, flew right past a flashing sign informing them they were going 45 mph in a 35 mph zone.

And that was after they had already stormed the major cities -- and just missed driving through a tornado on the road into Boston.

Yet more substantive reasons to dismiss Sarah Palin.  She's a rolling menace and presumably, women and children and minorities are her likeliest victims.

She must be stopped and thank God the media are there to do their part.


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Comments (47)

Frankly their most desperat... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

Frankly their most desperate and downright HILLARIOUS attempt to stop her yet!

Ohmygawd...she's in a BUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Run for your lives!!

The Propaganda Press gets more laughable every day! :)

Getting near the bottom of ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Getting near the bottom of the barrel when you have to start talking about driving habits of someone connected to the politician you're following.

Actually, Anthony's weenier exploits sound more exciting.

A bus, the additional Palin... (Below threshold)
James H:

A bus, the additional Palin vehicles, and a gaggle of press cars could finance a small New Hampshire town's police budget for a couple years.

James H, You're out of your... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

James H, You're out of your freaking mind. I've seen school trips that are much bigger.

I wonder what the trillions of dollars that have disappeared down the Obama money hole could've financed? Besides the Democrat Party coffers, I mean.

Leftists are always envisioning things they could better do with other people's money.

Jeff, I'm cracking a joke a... (Below threshold)
James H:

Jeff, I'm cracking a joke about speedtraps. If they're all going that fast and running red lights, some small-town police department can earn its keep by handing out moving violations.

Damn paparazzi chasing Her ... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Damn paparazzi chasing Her like Princess Diana.

"women and children and minorities are her likeliest victims"


Yes, but in actuality these are the biggest victim's of Barry's race baiting administration. Find your target, project your agenda and keep them, in the bunkhouse on the back of the plantation.

-Sorry James. Clearly, I di... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

-Sorry James. Clearly, I didn't get it.

I'm very supportive of her ... (Below threshold)
john:

I'm very supportive of her bus tour. How else would we hear the tale of how Paul Revere sent warning shots to the British that we're going to be free?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20110603/od_yblog_upshot/palin-flubs-explanation-of-paul-reveres-ride

Oh the horror! They drove ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Oh the horror! They drove the same speed 99% of Americans do on the interstate and they didn't signal when the took the exit ramp like 80% of Americans do!

What next? Did she discard her plastic water bottle in the non-recyclable waste? Maybe we will learn that she has a cabinet full of incandescent light bulbs.

The press is just upset because they are driving like a-holes to cover the story. If you don't like it then stop. There are other ways to cover the story than following her bus like a chase scene in some B movie. They need to grow up.

John,Actually if y... (Below threshold)
jim m:

John,

Actually if you read your history you will discover that Revere was stopped by British soldiers and interrogated and he told them exactly what he had done and that they could expect an armed militia down the road.

The only fool here is you.

The left has gone so utterl... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

The left has gone so utterly mad with Palin Derangement Syndrome at this stage it's incurable. Doesn't matter whether she runs or doesn't run, wins or gets defeated easily. They'll still be insane about her.

For a while I just chalked it up to the obvious factors: anti-Christianity, vagina envy, jealousy, projection, Republican Derangement Syndrome, misogyny, chauvinism, etc. But it's reached a point where the obvious factors no longer explain it. There's something else. Something deep down within the twisted and deranged mind of a leftist that causes them literally to bug out about Palin.

Keep in mind not even Richard Nixon and not even George W. Bush provoked that sort of mindless insanity among leftists that Palin does, which truly is remarkable.

I'm not necessarily a fan of Palin's. Truth be told I don't want her to run because I believe that would guarantee another 4 years of Obama. But I have to give credit where credit is due: using the rubric that the enemy of my enemy is my friend the fact that Palin is so completely despised by leftists must mean she's doing something very right.

She really scares the crap ... (Below threshold)
G.:

She really scares the crap out of Liberals doesn't she? They are really terrified she will run. That's why they go on a chimp-out on her all the time. They're freakin I can feel it.

Private citizens driving ar... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Private citizens driving around wherever they please, without an internal passport? No wonder the Reds are upset. They get all tingly just hearing the words, "Papers, please."

Press to Palin:You... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Press to Palin:

You made me trail you
I didn't want to do it, I didn't want to do it
You made me trail you
and all the time you knew it
I guess you always knew it.
You made me angry sometimes, you made me mad
And there were times, Dear, you made me feel so bad

You made me sigh for, I didn't want to tell you
I didn't want to tell you
I want some story that's true, yes I do, deed I do, you know I do

Give me, give me, give me what I cry for
you know you got the brand of scoop that I'd die for
You know you made me trail you

Apologies to Judy Garland, Patsy Cline et al.

The ones that are violating... (Below threshold)
Stan:

The ones that are violating all the traffic laws are the state controlled media types. In their zeal to be the first one on the scene to present their latest gaffe bash, they will do everything and anything to be the first one there. Wait until one or more of them are killed or they kill some innocent person in a car wreck of their own fault. Then the howls of murder will break out against Palin. They will try to blame her for their stupidity, as they tried to do in Tuscon.

Actually if you read you... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Actually if you read your history you will discover that Revere was stopped by British soldiers and interrogated and he told them exactly what he had done and that they could expect an armed militia down the road

"Woe", Nice try jim m.

Palin (someone you can be sure has never red history):


“He (Paul Revere) warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking our arms 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.”

It sounds more like a description of the rock band 'Paul Revere and the Raiders', from her previous home state of Idaho. Who knows maybe she got them confused?

Here is what really happened with Paul Revere , not that any Palin apologist seems to care a hoot about facts.


Palin and fellow airhead, Michele Bachmann costantly evoke the Tea Party, the Revolutionary and the Founding Fathers, to give their movement legitimacy, by claiming they are heirs to the real American heroes, but they have not the foggiest idea of the gegraphy involved (Lexington New Hsmpshire) Bachmann, or minimal respect for the actual history.

Bachmann again, "the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States....Men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country." (how long did these founding fathers live?)

Palin and fellow airhead... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Palin and fellow airhead, Michele Bachmann costantly evoke the Tea Party, the Revolutionary and the Founding Fathers, to give their movement legitimacy, by claiming they are heirs to the real American heroes, but they have not the foggiest idea of the gegraphy involved (Lexington New Hsmpshire) Bachmann, or minimal respect for the actual history.

Not true. Paul Revere warned everyone in all 57 states. The historical record is confused because of translation errors from the original Austrian.

I give Palin a B+.

PS: that B+ was only for 20... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

PS: that B+ was only for 2008. Let's hope she does as well next year, 2009.

Thanks for the history less... (Below threshold)
john:

Thanks for the history lesson, jim m. If that was what Palin said, then it might be relevant. But it's revealing how far you'll either miscast her statement or rewrite history to defend her.

I am cross-posting this com... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

I am cross-posting this comment of mine from an earlier blog post discussing Romney's incredibly self destructive statements in announcing his candidacy. The question of Sarah Palin's statements concerning Paul Revere came up in that blog post also. I direct this to the attention of Steve Crickmore who seems to have the most passion about the matter but the other lefties trying to make hay while the sun shines by continually reiterating their ignorance might want to take notice also:
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Well Art, it looks like you are not the only liberal to, er, step on his wiener while leaping to castigate Sarah Palin today. On LegalInsurrection blog, William A. Jacobson, Associate Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School, has a few things to say in response to those who would never think of apologizing to Palin, not even if they ran into her while laughing mindlessly in their cars at her supposed error. Among those statements is this one which hopefully might open your eyes a bit more than they are at present.

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/06/so-now-all-these-people-will-apologize.html

[This account in "Paul Revere's Ride" by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford University Press 1994), may be of interest to Think Progress and all the others laughing because they purport to be so much better informed than Palin:

"A townsman remembered that 'repeated gunshots, the beating of drums and the ringing of bells filled the air.'.... Along the North Shore of Massachusetts, church bells began to toll and the heavy beat of drums could be heard for many miles in the night air."]

Someone in the media will h... (Below threshold)
Art W:

Someone in the media will have to die to satisfy Sarah Palin.

Mama Grizzilies dont' forget, and since the media played gotcha and forced Palin to lose the 2008 election, she won't change her ways and behave the traffic laws until someone dies.

Well Steve, that's not quit... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Well Steve, that's not quite right or the whole story. I'm including a url for the text of a contemporaneous letter written by someone involved in the actual events (Revere). The original is in the possession of the MA Historical Society who also maintains the site where the text is presented.

http://www.masshist.org/database/img-viewer.php?item_id=99&img_step=1&tpc=&pid=&mode=transcript&tpc=&pid=#page1

Someone in the media wil... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Someone in the media will have to die to satisfy Sarah Palin.

I sometimes wonder whether liberalism is a character defect or a mental disease.

Thanks for breaking the deadlock.

11. Posted by Tsar Nicho... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

11. Posted by Tsar Nicholas II

Tsar Nicholas II perfectly sums up my opinion.

I don't want Palin as President (unless the alternative is Obama), but she certainly makes the right enemies - and drives them completely nuts into the bargain.

The funny part is that the only time I hear anything about her is when the leftists go ape shit about her and take a frothing bite out of the rug. Otherwise she's far below my radar.

Jay Guevara, I'm struck by ... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Jay Guevara, I'm struck by your comment about "no papers." These days, more and more, that is precisely the function being provided by the TSA. Good catch! You summed it up so succinctly.

"Someone in the media will ... (Below threshold)
davidt:

"Someone in the media will have to die to satisfy Sarah Palin."

Palin will have to die to satisfy the media, and the troll.

At best Sarah Palin will be... (Below threshold)
Timmer:

At best Sarah Palin will be a comic footnote in political history right up there with Ross Perot. She's likeable enough, but I simply can't understand the vitriol of her haters or the adoration of her followers. And seriously, how do you possibly screw up the story of Paul Revere?

Yet more substantive rea... (Below threshold)
wolfwalker:

Yet more substantive reasons to dismiss Sarah Palin. She's a rolling menace and presumably, women and children and minorities are her likeliest victims.

Um... excuse me, folks, but if her hired driver is zigzagging through traffic, cutting lanes without warning, and generally driving a forty-foot-long, twenty-ton motor coach like a compact sedan, then he is driving recklessly.

I'm going on record siding ... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I'm going on record siding with the critics here. The video of Palin talking about Revere makes her look stupid, stumbling, and like she has no idea what she is talking about. She goofed. It's just the kind of thing the media hopes for.

I could write a treatise on this. It gives Palin's critics "confirmation" of what they already believe. Never mind that there are plenty of Obama gaffes that look just as damning, if not more so. If Obama did the same thing I would be laughing myself silly. As it is, I'm just groaning.

Bottom line, it does not matter. The reason I despise Obama has little to do with "57 states" and his constant stuttering and stammering. It is his base ideology that is offensive, and Palin's that I find so appealing.

I don't know the entire context of the exchange, but I note that Palin's gaffe is probably due to the "pop-quiz" trick that conservatives keep getting subjected to. Unfortunately, Palin took the bait. Conservatives need to recognize this for what it is and call hostile interviewers on it when it happens. I don't know why they feel the need to respond to this stuff. When is the pop-quiz ever sprung on a leftist? I assure you, if it were, they would not be passing with flying colors either and would provide plenty of entertaining fodder.

Mostly, this just shows the shallowness of the electorate.

An anti-palin meme?!? Quick... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

An anti-palin meme?!? Quick! Jump om it!

"Conservatives need to r... (Below threshold)
Art W:

"Conservatives need to recognize this for what it is and call hostile interviewers on it when it happens."

Yeah, those hard questions like "What newspapers do you read?" is an unfair question. How Pathetic.

That's where the bar is now in the GOP. They want to elect a President who can't think on their feet.

And seriously, how do yo... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

And seriously, how do you possibly screw up the story of Paul Revere?

I dunno. How does a putative American screw up the numbers of states in our country? (Note to Obama: by "our" country, I mean "America." Just in case there's any confusion.)

How does a brilliant student screw up the location of Auschwitz, and think that an American could possibly have been involved in its liberation?

How does anyone of normal intelligence mispronounce such exotic vocabulary items as "corpsman" - not once, but twice?

How does anyone think that asthmatics use breathalyzers?

How does anyone think that we can fulfill our energy needs through inflating our tires?

How does anyone who graduated from middle school think that Austrians speak Austrian?

How does anyone who graduated from high school confuse "Teutonic" with "tectonic?"

How does anyone fuck up the date so badly that he thinks that somehow it's once again 2008? You tell me.

There's a reason Obama won't release his transcripts. He is a dunce, chosen and groomed by the Communist Party to play a role. No more, no less. You know it, I know it, in his heart, everyone knows it. It's why he has to read everything off a teleprompter - because in extemporaneous speech, this nitwit is liable to say anything.

And you have the nerve to criticize Palin for some arguable - and they are highly arguable - inaccuracies in her recounting of the history? Buraq has probably never even heard of Paul Revere.

Yeah, those hard questio... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Yeah, those hard questions like "What newspapers do you read?" is an unfair question. How Pathetic.

Yeah, they should have started with the easy questions, such as "how many states are there?"

No American of normal intelligence would ever - under any circumstances whatsoever - get that wrong. Even a slip of the tongue would be immediately corrected. That Buraq did, and didn't realize his mistake, speaks volumes.

Um... excuse me, folks, ... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Um... excuse me, folks, but if her hired driver is zigzagging through traffic, cutting lanes without warning, and generally driving a forty-foot-long, twenty-ton motor coach like a compact sedan, then he is driving recklessly.

Maybe she hired Biden's driver.

"That's where the bar is no... (Below threshold)
bill:

"That's where the bar is now in the GOP. They want to elect a President who can't think on their feet."

Like our teleprompter prez?!

"That's where the bar is... (Below threshold)
Prince Hussein:

"That's where the bar is now in the GOP. They want to elect a President who can't think on their feet."

"Uh ... uh ... uh ... uh ... uh ... uh ... What's that, Mr. Soros? Please speak up, so I'll know what I think!"

[email protected] is spot on. Obongo ... (Below threshold)
bill:

[email protected] is spot on. Obongo is a textbook example of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

And obama is an example of ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

And obama is an example of someone who can think on his feet?

Jay has done a passingly good job of enumerating a small fraction of the One's gaffes. His gaffes outnumber those of Bush and Dan Quaile combined. If Barry didn't have a teleprompter feeding him lines he wouldn't be able to utter a coherent thought (and those times when TOTUS has gone off line he has demonstrated pretty much just that).

It took Barry 16 hours to decide whether or not to go after Bin Laden, and that after hunting he bastard for 10 years and knowing that he was likely in that compound since August of last year. If that is thinking on his feet what glacial decision making should we expect when he's not on his game? Perhaps he 6 month waffling over Afghanistan that he did 2 years ago would be that example.

obama has never lead he has always been lead. He has never made decisions, they have always been made for him. He's unfit to serve.

Amazing the people doubling... (Below threshold)
stevem:

Amazing the people doubling up on stupid. She was reporting what she just heard from docents at an historic site -- probably realizing that it was contrary to what many think. Yet the simpletons still insist that she had it wrong, or misspoke, even when the evidence shows otherwise. They should read some before commenting:

should really do some reading before you deign to comment.

This account in "Paul Revere's Ride" by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford University Press 1994), may be of interest to all those laughing because they purport to be so much better informed than Palin:

"A townsman remembered that 'repeated gunshots, the beating of drums and the ringing of bells filled the air.'.... Along the North Shore of Massachusetts, church bells began to toll and the heavy beat of drums could be heard for many miles in the night air."

If Barry didn't have a t... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

If Barry didn't have a teleprompter feeding him lines he wouldn't be able to utter a coherent thought (and those times when TOTUS has gone off line he has demonstrated pretty much just that).

My favorite was the time the Messiah thanked himself and read the wrong speech off the teleprompter. He was reading the Irish PM's welcoming speech, instead of the one Soros had ordered him to read. Not only is he too stupid to speak for himself, he's too stupid to realize that there's something amiss when the teleprompter says, "Thank you, President Obama," and he just reads that verbatim, apparently unaware that he just thanked himself.

Priceless.

But he's a genius, doncha know?

Revere's warning, according... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Revere's warning, according to eyewitness accounts of the ride and Revere's own descriptions, was "The Regulars are coming out", not "the British are coming" as legend has it, but is much the same thing.

The British army (the King's "regulars") had been stationed in Boston since the ports were closed in the wake of the Boston Tea Party, and was under constant surveillance by Revere and other patriots as word began to spread that they were planning a move. On the night of April 18, 1775, the army began its move across the Charles River toward Lexington, and the Sons of Liberty immediately went into action. At about 11 pm, Revere was sent by Warren across the Charles River to Charlestown, on the opposite shore, where he could begin a ride to Lexington, while Dawes was sent the long way around, via the Boston Neck and the land route to Lexington.

Revere certainly wasn´t riding through the night warning the British, that the American miltias were coming, he was riding through the night warning the Americans or the Masschusetts colonists that the British were coming. She got it backwards, some history lesson, unless this was her intent, I think that is called negative reinforcement.

Revere certainly wasn´t ... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Revere certainly wasn´t riding through the night warning the British, that the American miltias were coming, he was riding through the night warning the Americans or the Masschusetts colonists that the British were coming. She got it backwards, some history lesson, unless this was her intent, I think that is called negative reinforcement.

Please. You're being willfully obtuse.

Someone in the media wil... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Someone in the media will have to die to satisfy Sarah Palin.

...and nothing of value will be lost.

The press blames Palin beca... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The press blames Palin because they are breaking the law and she wont tell them where she is going. It is simple for them to not break the law. STOP FOLLOWING her.

And it isnt like Palin is driving the bus. She probably has no clue what type of driving the driver is doing.

Of course that doesnt matter to the Lamestream media.

"Revere certainly wasn´t ri... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

"Revere certainly wasn´t riding through the night warning the British, that the American miltias were coming"


What are 'miltias'? Half naked trans-gender feminazi's?

Sarah may have stumb... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:


Sarah may have stumbled a bit in answering the question, but it is evident to me, if not to the ignorant leftists proving the poverty of their education every time they open their mouths, that she knows a helluva lot more about the context in which Revere’s ride took place than any of these trolls smirking and posturing around this blog. Fact of the matter is that when this particular story has run its course, there will be a lot more knowledge revealed concerning aspects of Paul Revere’s famous ride than most of us knew from our admittedly casual awareness of just the basic facts of that well known moment.

And once again there will be many a leftist with egg on his/her face and many a Palin appreciator chuckling in the background about the ease with which the uneducated MSM and leftists in general are lured into grandstanding when they don't have a clue about the background to things such as Revere's ride.

Those guys will never learn and that goes for their echo chamber her at Wizbang.

Yes MichaelC, it is shamefu... (Below threshold)
Razorgirl:

Yes MichaelC, it is shameful how the history of our country has been watered down and completeley ignored at times. My sister who lives in Nashville, TN recently had a young man in his late twenties from Seatle, WA visit her home. He had never heard of the Civil War. What kind of education are kids getting in the State of Washington? Before he returned home he was well versed on the subject and probably extremely tired of being carted around from the Battle of Franklin site to Shiloh to Fort Donelson. Good on ya Sis.

I hope Sarah and her entourage make it to that part of the country to see that part of our history.




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