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Palin is as obtuse as ever regarding American history?

05 Jun

The Ice Queen – Sarah Palin – is insisting history is on her side when claiming Paul Revere’s famous ride was intended to warn both British soldiers and his fellow colonists.

When asked by FOX PAC News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, “You realize that you messed up about Paul Revere, don’t you?” Palin bristled and replied, “I didn’t mess up about Paul Revere”.

“Part of his ride was to warn the British that were 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,” she added. “He did warn the British.”

According to the Associated Press, Palin was asked Thursday in Boston about the Revolutionary War hero during a stop on her politically funded family vacation, aka her “East Coast bus tour”.

“He who warned the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms by ringing those bells, and 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.”

Yeah, well, that’s not quite how it happened, Your Majesty, and this is clearly one of two things; one, it’s typical modern day conservative revisionist history; or two, it’s one more piece of obvious evidence demonstrating how completely unqualified the Ice Queen is to ever be allowed anywhere near the White House.

How can anyone think, or believe, that Paul Revere’s ride was in any way designed to warn the British? The only British along Revere’s route were British Dragoons sent to block movement along the roadways, and to screen the infantry’s movement to Lexington and then to Concord.

Revere’s mission was to ride to Lexington in order to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that the British were coming – in force – to arrest them both, and to seize the militia weapons. There was no intent to tell the British anything.

What’s truly sad is there are literally millions of FOX PAC devotees who are nodding their heads agreeing with Palin.

She’s as obtuse as ever.

 

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