By Geoffrey Dunn
Only the quote wasn't by John Wooden. It was written by a Native American activist named John Wooden Legs in an essay entitled "Back on the War Ponies," which appeared in a left-wing anthology, We Are the People: Voices from the Other Side of American History, edited by Nathaniel May, Clint Willis, and James W. Loewen.
Here's the full quote:
Of course, Palin's ghostwriter Lynn Vincent is really to blame. She's the one who has Palin quoting Plato and Aristotle as if Palin knows who they are.
For more on the subject, see Natives Call Going Rogue Fiction and The 2008 Presidential Campaign.
Below: "I made a mistake? Who cares? Facts are for Democrats, not Republicans."