When Palin misquoted Thomas Jefferson, was she really quoting the Ladies Home Journal?

Jacki wrote earlier about how Sarah Palin gave Katie Couric some made up quote that she attributed to Thomas Jefferson: “And Thomas Jefferson also said never underestimate the wisdom of the people.” As Jacki pointed out, Jefferson never said any such thing.

But what Palin might have been thinking of was the slogan of the Ladies Home Journal: “Never underestimate the power of a woman.”

But hey, in all fairness, Sarah Palin has read most every newspaper and magazine in America (there are over 7,000 newspapers alone), so it has to be hard to keep ’em all straight when you’re a walking Einstein.


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