What a great and informative answer!
But for some unknown reason, I cannot ignore this powerful, suspicious sentiment lingering in the back of my mind that I often felt in school when the teacher called on one of my peers to answer a question and in the student’s response, their discomfort, stumbling, and virtually incoherent statements unveiled, without question, the fact that they had not done their homework.
Dare I say, Mrs. Palin just might be a little rusty on her American history. I wouldn’t say she is stupid. To borrow the expression of a fellow contributor, Mrs. Palin seems to be intellectually lazy, very lazy.