The matriculation of Sarah

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December 8th, 2009 :: Permalink

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Since we're a nation of the lost - having completely lost our minds in this comedy of the absurd - I have initiated the Palin-Beck 2012 presidential campaign. Please submit donations through my website.

You are aware of my affinity for Coach John Wooden. In Sarah's book, Going Rogue, the epigram to Chapter Three, which is titled, Drill, Baby, Drill, borrows a quote from my legendary hero:
Our land is everything to us ... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives.
As a player who listened to Coach Wooden for years this surprised me - it is so out of character. "Be quick but don't hurry," Coach would remind a player executing a crossover move.

He constantly focused on character, "What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player."

And he never hesitated to scold a cocky player, "Talent is god-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

Remember on our land??? Possibly Coach was talking about the proper execution of a jump stop. Drill, baby, drill ... was Coach trying to motivate players to work harder on fundamentals?

WRONG! Unfortunately for Stink Eye Sarah, as Geoffrey Dunn writes in the Huffington Post, this isn't a quote from Coach Wooden. Also!

Although Sarah is able to see Russia from her front porch this quote came from John Wooden Legs, who is a left-leaning Native American political activist. You betcha!

The full quote:
Our land is everything to us. It is the only place in the world where Cheyennes talk the Cheyenne language to each other. It is the only place where Cheyennes remember the same things together. I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it - with their life. My people and the Sioux defeated General Custer at the Little Big Horn.
Drill, baby, drill ... No listen to dat lolo tita, she say any kine, brah.

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