November 17, 2009

Sarah Palin and Soapy Smith, part II

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"Rounding up Soapy Smith gang at city hall, Skagway '98"

I found the paragraph on page 13 of Sarah Palin's new book, Going Rogue.

After his adventures in Tombstone, the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp came north and spent a few years in Nome during the gold rush. On the other side of the law was "Soapy" Smith, a Wild West crime boss whose tight-knit gang moved from Colorado to Skagway. They made a mint cheating gold miners out of their cash. It finally caught up with Soapy Smith: he was killed in a shoot-out with a vigilante gang.


1 comment:

  1. Guess she's trying to make a connection with Soapy, "birds of a feather" don't you know. Sorry, I'm sure he had more scruples than that bunco girl.


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