Sarah Palin Denies Flubbing Paul Revere Story

Remember how Sarah Palin has absolutely no idea what that Paul Revere guy did back in the Civil War or whatever? He didn't shoot guns or ring bells, contrary to Palin's opinion. But she's sticking to her guns. Palin appeared on Fox News this morning to defend her historical accuracy, saying "I didn't mess up about Paul Revere."

Palin claims to have been referring to a "less well-known" part of the story in which Revere is captured by the British.

"Part of his ride was to warn the British that we're already there - that, 'Hey, you're not going to succeed. You're not going to take American arms. You are not going to beat our own well-armed persons, individual, private militia that we have,'" Palin said, according to a transcript. "He did warn the British."

There is historical evidence that Revere was held at gunpoint by the British at some point, not during the famous midnight ride, and warned them that the American militia awaited them at Concord (if that's what Palin's talking about; who knows anymore!). Come, re-watch the original video. It doesn't quite seem like Palin was referring to that, does it?

Thus, Sarah Palin said something stupid for the millionth time. As you were.

[WaPo]

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]


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