You've got to hand it to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. What he lacks in consistency and charisma as the 2012 Republican presidential frontrunner, he makes up for with stunning political awkwardness.
Whether it is Sarah Palin's butchering of Paul Revere's role in the American Revolution, or Michele Bachmann's mangling of the facts to claim the Founding Fathers tried to abolish slavery, the Tea Party has shown a disdain for knowledge, facts and learning.
With Sarah Palin making headlines for a gaffe on Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, it seems an apt time to pick up Lepore's The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History.
The problem with this potential Palin strategy for the GOP is this -- once Palin has sucked all the air out of the political back rooms and dispatched her opponents, what will the Republicans do for a real candidate when she drops out?
Sarah Palin says she didn't mess up her history on Paul Revere. The potential 2012 presidential candidate was in Boston on Thursday as part of her bus tour when she was asked about the Revolutionary War hero.