Quote of the Day: Sarah P. on Mother’s Day

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This is, seriously, a Mother’s Day tweet from Sarah Palin:

U.S. Moms: we are thankful 4 freedom!Despicable treatment of women in Iran(setting U.N.policy on women’s rights)make U.N.credibility a joke

We bloggers have an impressive ability to politicize anything and an even more impressive ability to somehow connect the day’s events to whatever our personal hobbyhorses happen to be. But we are as children compared to Sarah.

Personally, I’m thinking of dinner and flowers for Mother’s Day. But that’s just me.

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