First, if you haven’t heard Sarah Palin’s account of Paul Revere’s ride and her subsequent defense of it, please watch. You be the judge.
Five important life lessons to learn from this latest debacle:
1. There is nothing wrong with not knowing something. Even something as ubiquitous as the historical account of Paul Revere’s ride.
2. There is nothing wrong with admitting that you do not know something.
2. There is something very wrong with pretending to know something, and doing so will almost always make you look like a fool.
4. There is nothing wrong with admitting that you were wrong.
5. There is something very wrong with covering up your mistakes with inarticulate lies and fabrications.