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Sarah Palin mistakenly attributes quote to John Wooden

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In her new book, ‘Going Rogue,’ former vice presidential nominee attributes a quote to UCLA basketball coaching legend John Wooden.

The only problem is that he didn’t say it.

‘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.’

It’s a nice quote, but it really doesn’t sound like something that Wooden would say. It was actually written by Native American activist John Wooden Legs in his essay ‘Back on the War Ponies.’

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Even though the names are similar, it looks as if Palin sort of airballed on this one. Well, I suppose everyone should just forgive and forget as long as the rest of the book is accurate...

-- Austin Knoblauch


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