Even before we left for Alaska people started joking with us about Sarah Palin.
And now that we're here in Alaska people keep asking us if we've been to Wasilla (yes, we rode through it) or if we've seen Palin (no) or -- and this is the big one -- if we can see Russia from here.
So now, it's time to get this straightened out once and for all:
1) Bette Davis never said "What a dump!"
2) Greta Garbo never said "I vant to be alone."
3) Cary Grant never said "Judy, Judy, Judy!"
4) And finally, Sarah Palin never said "You can see Russia from . . .
These are all myths.
How did the Palin misquote get started?
Palin actually said that you could see Russia from parts of Alaska and that is indeed true as portions of Alaska are so close to Russia that Russia once owned Alaska and as late as the 1960s Russia still tried to lay claim to parts of the state.
But when Tina Fey played Palin on Saturday Night Live she said "You can see Alaska from my house" -- and that quote stuck.
Liberals jumped on this right away and linked the quote to Palin herself.
And to this day people believe that this is what Palin actually said.
But she didn't.
She never said it.
And she never would have said such a thing because it is preposterous.
That doesn't matter to liberals and the dominant liberal media. They never let the truth get on their way.