Palin's 'Can't Party Like It's 1773' Line Mocked By History Challenged Ifill and Kos

October 19th, 2010 4:05 PM

Sarah Palin at Monday's Tea Party rally in Reno, Nevada, told attendees, "Don't be thinking that we've got victory for America in the bag yet...We can't party like it's 1773."

Clearly not understanding that was the year of the famed Boston Tea Party, history challenged media members, including PBS's Gwen Ifill and Daily Kos's Markos Moulitsas, mocked Palin via their twitter accounts (screencaps follow with video of Palin's remarks courtesy Right Scoop, h/t Perfunction):

Due to small font size, readers might not be able to recognize that sixteen geniuses re-tweeted Ifill's comment while 21 re-tweeted Moulitsas's.

Maybe even more humorous, the Huffington Post actually reprinted Moulitsas's tweet as "News Broken on Twitter."

Of course, all these geniuses needed to do was a simple Google search of "historical events of 1773." The first response would have helped them identify that the Boston Tea Party happened on December 16th of that year.

I guess it's easier for arrogant members of the Left to just ridicule rather than research. Certainly, that's not at all surprising from the perpetually factually-challenged Moulitsas.

But for Ifill, as the host of PBS's "Washington Week" as well as a senior correspondent on the "PBS NewsHour," she has what Ricky Ricardo would call some splainin' to do.