If Sarah Palin isn't too smart, what does that make Mika Brzezinski, who picked Abraham Lincoln as her favorite Founding Father? Wait until 1:04 into the clip. That's the same Abraham Lincoln who was nary a twinkle in his mother's eye when the Constitution was ratified.
But that's not what's really bugging me right now. I'm disappointed in Buchanan for picking Hamilton instead of Jefferson. I always understood that Hamilton favored a strong central government, while Jefferson leaned more toward the rights of states.
Am I mistaken? Can somebody shed light on this?
[UPDATE: We got the answer we were looking for, from that Cranky Conservative himself, Paul Zummo. He directed our attention to a piece he has done entitled “Jefferson and Rousseau – On Democracy”. He is also doing a series on The Federalist Papers. If you love reading history as much as we do here at mwbh, click here and/or here.]