Two score and seven years ago

Did you catch that when Sarah Palin addressed the 828 rally?.

We stand today at the symbolic crossroads of our nation’s history. All around us are monuments to those who have sustained us in word or deed. There in the distance stands the monument to the father of our country. And behind me, the towering presence of the Great Emancipator who secured our union at the moment of its most perilous time and freed those whose captivity was our greatest shame. And over these grounds where we are so honored to stand today, we feel the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who on this very day, two score and seven years ago, gave voice to a dream that would challenge us to honor the sacred charters of our liberty – that all men are created equal.

Who ever wrote that was brilliant.

Hopefully a lot of other people perked up and thought “Wow” when she used those words. Tying together Lincoln and MLK, Jr. could not be done in any better structure. Doesn’t everyone know, “Four score and seven years ago…”? (Abraham Lincoln only had about 18 months of formal education yet wrote one, if not the greatest, speech ever delivered in these United States.)

And should you doubt the value of a well written speech, there is huge irony in these words of Lincoln.

The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.

It is a true statement, unless you say it very well. And Sara Palin did. Her words were far greater, and better, than any remarks broadcast about the other rally on the same day. If Sarah Palin wrote these remarks, a lot of people are really underestimating her.

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