By a show of hands, how many people are really irritated with Ned Stark on Game of Thrones for constantly showing his hand to the Lannisters?
"Oh hey guys, just wanted to give you the heads' up, here's my game plan for taking you all down. Now, give me a shout if you need any help moving out of the castle while the king is away and totally vulnerable, because as you know, I have four sons. Though one is up on the Wall, one you paralyzed, and one has remain unseen until this week ... okay, one son, but he's strapping. Oh, and I'll also call around and see if we can borrow someone's truck. Please don't make any plans to counter my strategy in the meantime!"
And while we're at it, I know at this point making fun of Sarah Palin's total ignorance of life, the universe, and everything is pretty stale, but why does she think Paul Revere would have warned THE BRITISH that WE were coming?
(I know I'm running the risk of beating a dead horse, but hey ...)
"Oh hey, I just thought you should know, that big cache of weapons we have? Yeah, that one. Well, we know you know about it, and we will be totally prepared for your surprise raid whether you come by land or by sea, or, ya know, both. Pleasure doing revolution with you."
I'm not saying that a rudimentary knowledge of fifth-grade history is a mandatory prerequisite for elected office, but perhaps the ability to consider the consequences of certain war-related decisions.