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5 Things Sarah Palin Should Know About Common

Dear Sarah Palin, we smelled the stench of desperation and traced it down the Twitter hallway. It led us to some foul words about rapper Common. It started when Michelle Obama scheduled a poetry event at the White House and invited several poets, including Common. Conservatives immediately had their panties in a collective bunch, citing that one time Common referenced violence in a poem.

Now, we realize that you and your Fox News brethren may need a little education in our world, so we'll do our best to help. You already know that Common is a rapper from the South Side of Chicago, one of the best to ever do it, and all that good stuff.

Well, here are a few things you may not know about Lonnie.

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