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I posted an image yesterday of what was supposed to be Sarah Palin's Report Card. I know now that it is not real. Since I'm not a right-wing-nut-job and can admit when I'm wrong, here's an animated gif I made that shows the original imposed over the fake.

The Original was found here at The Dawn Patrol

The debunking facts were found here at The Straight Dope and pointed out my MaxTorque:

Now, compare that picture with the supposed "Palin results". Interesting, eh? First, the scanned copies are at exactly the same angle, not perfectly square with the scanner's edge. The "blocked out" bits for both copies are identical: look at the "telephone number" space, for example. The remaining dot clutter is absolutely identical in both images. The dates are identical, except that "85" was changed to "82". Interesting that the "report date" of both tests would be March 23rd; in 1985, the date on the real results form, that was a Saturday, which is a typical day for SAT testing. In 1982, the date on Palin's photoshopped form, March 23rd was a Tuesday. And the real form has the same 5-3-3-1-2-3 that appears on the altered form, in precisely the same spots in the boxes.

A few things are covered over and the form in general is blurred up some to make it look "authentic" or something, but seriously, I think this is the original scan that someone altered. Take a closer look, see if you agree. And I say all of this as someone who couldn't possibly dislike Sarah Palin any more than I already do.

Sorry for posting too quick...

Originally posted to Jimmy Crackcorn on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 04:24 AM PDT.

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