Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rachel Maddow's Ignorance on Parade

How many of you got through high school without memorizing the preamble to the Constitution?

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Condescension is one thing. Being condescending when you are glaringly wrong is quite hilarious. Worse yet, this was a pre-recorded segment, so there was even time to edit it. I hope this video follows her for the rest of her short, but unimaginative career.

Update: On another forum, I was asked:
John Boehner was still quoting the Declaration of Independence and calling it the preamble to the Constitution. Where is your criticism of him?

Fair enough. Both misspoke. Mr. Boehner, was speaking live, and appeared to be looking at what might have been either notes or a prepared speech... hard to say. Ms. Maddow was taping a performance aided by a producer, director, cameraman and editor. If I had to give either the benefit of the doubt, it would be Mr. Boehner.

H/T The blog prof
Cross posted at Say Anything

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