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  •  You are projecting. You are smart and (2+ / 0-)
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    HylasBrook, coolbreeze

    and place importance on facts, accuracy, etc.  Therefore you think that that's what's important, because it's important to you.  The average citizen in the body politics is not like you.  They are not as informed as you are.  They connect to people based on a host of things, and accuracy and scientific truth does not make it into the top 5 reason of that connection.

    •  I am not disagreeing with you on fact (8+ / 0-)

      but on execution. Palin is messing with history, even in its short popular version. This matters.  It doesn't matter in the detail to the extent I wrote it and the much, much larger extent that can be found in history books, but it does matter or else this would not be an incident at all.

      People understood she screwed up. Her acolytes and true believers don't care, but they are not our target audience. We can retell, in briefer form than I have used here, the story and call her out in a way in which it can be heard by independents and such.

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