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Joe Scarborough On Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere Defense: ‘Everything’s A Gotcha Question With Her’

The Morning Joe crew weighed in on Sarah Palin‘s Paul Revere story with laughter and pleas for the footage to stop. After seeing Palin’s initial comment that Revere “warned the British,” Joe Scarborough said “it’s just painful – wait was the defense as painful as the answer?”

Willie Geist introduced the clip of Palin’s defense by reminding the panel that the original question asked of Palin was “What have you seen so far today and what are you going to take away from your visit?” Palin defended her answer by saying “And in a shout-out, gotcha-type of question that was asked of me, I answered candidly. And I know my American history.” Mika Brzezinski asked Geist “please just don’t show this to us,” while Mark Halperin joked “it was a gotcha question, that cannot be disputed.” Scarborough couldn’t contain his laughter, concluding:

“Everything is a gotcha question with her, isn’t it? What newspapers do you read? Have you ever had Sanka? I mean everything is a gotcha question.”

Although Halperin suggested Palin did, in fact, give a lot of good answers elsewhere during her interview, he attempted to respond to Scarborough’s rhetorical question “not everything [is a gotcha question], just the ones where her answers aren’t good.”

Watch the clip from MSNBC below:

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