On the June 5th, 2011 edition of Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Fox News contributor Sarah Palin about her twisted explanation of the events regarding Paul Revere’s famous ride. According to Palin, Revere warned the British that the British were coming. In Palin’s history books, we suppose, Revere was a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, more than a decade BEFORE there was a Second Amendment. (“He who warned the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms”). It’s been well-documented that Revere never fired “warning shots,” or rung any of the “bells” Palin claims he did. His was a covert ride that was initiated by lanterns at the Old North Church. Palin still told Wallace, “You know what? I didn’t mess up about Paul Revere. Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there.” She also blamed her statement (which she still supports) was the result of a “gotcha question.”
Warning the British that the British were coming would have defeated the idea of that midnight ride. Despite that fact that some of Palin’s hard-wired supporters have tried (in vain) to change the Wikipedia account of Paul Revere’s ride(s), there is no proof he either fired a weapon or rang any bells.
As for the supposed “gotcha question” that led to Palins exotic take on history, here it is: “What have you seen so far today, and what are you going to take away from your visit?”
Once again, Palin’s straight-faced inability to admit she got it all wrong, is a head-scratcher of a LIE that rivals her signature lie, those non-existent “death panels.” (source: mediamatters.org)
Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere Lie
Posted by freedoms66 on June 9th, 2011