Zach Noble, ‘Assistant Editor’ at The Blaze has noted the Democrats thanking Sarah Palin for some things she said during her Freedom Summit Speech in Iowa.
Zach went on to to quote what he considered to be a “gaffe” uttered by Palin, for which the Dems might be thankful:
““The man can only ride you when your back is bent,” she said amid stammers. “So strengthen it! Then the man can’t ride you, America won’t get taken for a ride, because so much is at stake.””
A commenter, ATEAMAMA, at the Blaze correctly noted the source of Palin’s comment:
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” -Martin Luther King
Yours truly has written to Zach Noble, asking him to explain what he thinks is the gaffe in Sarah Palin’s comment, and why he finds it to be such. He is informed that that his explanation will be appended to this article if he replies.
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Zach is pretty fast. Here is his reply:
“The gaffe, as heard by this reporter and most of the rest of the media, is not so much that line in particular — its meaning is clear, despite the juvenile double entendre some other news outlets have pulled from it — but rather the fact that it came as part of what appeared to be a free-association ramble.
Her teleprompter seemed to go out, prompting lots of stammering and a rambling segment of her speech — hence the media coverage and the DNC’s “Thank you” response.
I’d love to read your post when it’s up! Please let me know where to find it.”
It appears that what the media (not recognizing the Martin Luther King reference) got out of Palin’s line is a big rear entry joke.
This might be the main reason why America is circling the drain. Instead of being taught about the ideas of significant leaders and orators, students receive lessons on how to enter the exit.