Palin Doubles Down on Stupidity

Ken AshfordElection 2012, HistoryLeave a Comment


WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) — Sarah Palin says she didn't mess up her history on Paul Revere.

The potential 2012 presidential candidate was in Boston on Thursday as part of her bus tour when she was asked about the Revolutionary War hero.


She says there were British soldiers in the area for years before Revere's legendary ride, and that he was warning them, as well as his fellow colonists.

"Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there that 'hey, 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.'"

She blamed her previous answer on the media, saying it was a "gotcha question."

Okay, first of all, Sarah, you are STILL wrong.  There simply is no account wherein he gives a WARNING to the BRITISH who just happened to be in the neighborhoods through which Revere was riding.  Maybe you can INFER that, but even that is a stretch.

To set the record straight for Grizzly Mama, here's what has to say about the historic ride: 

"On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent… to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them… On the way to Lexington, Revere "alarmed" the country-side, stopping at each house, and arrived in Lexington about midnight. As he approached the house where Adams and Hancock were staying, a sentry asked that he not make so much noise. "Noise!" cried Revere, "You'll have noise enough before long. The regulars are coming out!" After delivering his message, Revere was joined by a second rider, William Dawes, who had been sent on the same errand by a different route. Deciding on their own to continue on to Concord, Massachusetts, where weapons and supplies were hidden, Revere and Dawes were joined by a third rider, Dr. Samuel Prescott. Soon after, all three were arrested by a British patrol."

Secondly, Sarah — stop your friggin' whining about the media out to get you.  Getting a question about Paul Revere isn't a gotcha question, standing alone.  It's only a gotcha question in your case because… well, because it gotcha!!

UPDATE:  Palin's fans are trying to help her out…. by desparately editing Wikipedia to reflect Sarah's statement.