Opinion: Sarah Palin claims Paul Revere warned the British
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Sarah Palin, if you haven’t heard, is taking some of her family around the country, visiting historical U.S. landmarks, and talking to the media along the way.
Thursday her ‘One Nation’ traveling road show stopped in Boston, where the former Alaska governor, her parents, her husband, and little Piper visited Paul Revere’s house, the Old North Church, and Bunker Hill. Palin posted photos of that leg of her trip on the SarahPAC blog.
One moment that you won’t find posted on the blog is Palin’s response to reporters when they asked her who Paul Revere was. Instead of saying, ‘Come on, everyone knows who Paul Revere, the silversmith and patriot is,’ she stammered while saying this:
‘He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.’
Needless to say, the lamestream media are having a field day with that gaffe.
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Forbes: This certainly gives us an entirely new point of view to consider when examining our nation’s founding.
Mediaite: Palin’s version wasn’t exactly the official History Channel rendition of the tale...
ABC: Perhaps this week’s lesson in the annals of American history was necessary for Sarah Palin.
All of this reminds me of a fortune cookie I once received that said, ‘We teach what we most need to learn.’ In which case, ride on, ‘One Nation,’ ride on.
-- Tony Pierce