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Should Sarah Palin Just Stop Talking About Paul Revere?

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Just a suggestion: if you're going to take a campaign-style swing around the country to patriotic places without announcing a campaign while pissing off the mainstream media by not giving them your schedule or talking to them, make sure you have your history right.

Former half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin is learning that lesson the hard way as she tries to step out of the quicksand mess that is her Revere-gate. You might recall that Palin told a local news station in Boston last week that famous rider Revere "warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms."

A great quote that happened to get the history of Revere's ride exactly wrong. So paid Fox News contributor Palin defended her latest gaffe on the network on Sunday, explaining that, "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 take American arms, you are not going to beat our own well-armed persons individual private militia that we have.'"

So who was to blame? Yup, the "lamestream" media for trying to trip her up with their gull darned "gotcha questions" again.

Palin's supporters are clearly on board her historical revision tour, since they tried to update the Wikipedia entry on Revere to make it jibe with her comments. In keeping with Palin's claims, they altered it to read "Revere did not shout the phrase later attributed to him ("The British are coming!"), largely because the mission depended on secrecy and the countryside was filled with British army patrols; also, most colonial residents at the time considered themselves British as they were all legally British subjects." (Italics represent the edited parts."

Wiki quickly deleted the revision, explaining that the "content was not backed by reliable sources."

Should Palin stop talking about Revere?
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  • GeorgiaGirl 2011/06/06 20:29:17
    No
    GeorgiaGirl
    +24
    Whoever posed this question, is apparently the fool, because it's becoming clear that she is in fact correct.

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  • GOP Poison 2011/07/28 18:49:51
    Yes
    GOP Poison
    Sarah should stop talking publically period
  • rich 2011/07/11 02:52:50
    No
    rich
    I like her revisiionist history...you betcha
  • Woolite 2011/06/23 16:00:04
    No
    Woolite
    Amazing... .When Obama says he's been to 52 States on his campaign trip, "He's tired". And given a pass, as he should have been, for a simple misspeak of no importance. BUT god forbid Bush, Palin or any conservative 'misspeak' in the media's eyes! Whether they are proven correct or otherwise. That any group could be so intellectually and ethically bankrupt, especially when they claim to be the intellectual elite, is beyond me? OK, be partisan, promote your views. But, do it honestly. Another example of: The end justifies the means being the credo of the left.
  • GOP Poison Woolite 2011/07/28 18:54:31
    GOP Poison
    Actually he said 57 states.But he said it once and realized he was wrong.Bachman made the same mis-speak 3 days in a row.Sarah makes a mis-speak and the right wingers hack wickipedia to revise history so she will be right according to wickipedia.The right wing talkers can convince their pack of fools....er followers of anything.Don't know where you live but If you will listen to Rush he will explain how it really is not hot...........AND you will believe it
  • Woolite GOP Poison 2011/07/29 14:28:13
    Woolite
    When logic fails, personal invective is always the best place to go. You go ahead and hate who you are told to hate. It is good to have clear indicators of someone's thought processes and leanings.
  • WetLushRei 2011/06/23 14:51:11
    Yes
    WetLushRei
    SHE SHOULD STOP TALKING PERIOD.
  • Hamilton WetLushRei 2011/06/23 15:06:46
    Hamilton
    Do you feel a little dumb now that she has been proved to be correct?
  • WetLushRei Hamilton 2011/06/23 15:37:28
    WetLushRei
    Nope
  • Charles Braley 2011/06/21 19:42:07
    Yes
    Charles Braley
    +1
    She should just STFU, unless she really, really knows what she is talking about!
  • Hamilton Charles... 2011/06/22 09:40:53
    Hamilton
    except she was exactly right on this occasion....
  • rocat 2011/06/21 19:09:58
    No
    rocat
    +1
    why???...
    no one else has...
  • Hamilton 2011/06/21 11:30:28
    No
    Hamilton
    The question now is this. Does the poster of this question feel dumb as a box of rocks for posting this stooooopid question?

    For that matter, do all of the people who voted yes have the sense to be embarrassed?
  • Mayra 2011/06/14 02:05:32
    Yes
    Mayra
    +1
    She should just not talk at all.
  • Hamilton Mayra 2011/06/21 16:44:17
    Hamilton
    Do you feel a little dumb now that she has been proved correct?
  • Mayra Hamilton 2011/06/24 21:16:13
    Mayra
    ROFL! Nope, not at all. :)
  • GOP Poison Hamilton 2011/07/28 18:56:24
    GOP Poison
    Who proved her correct? And in so doing who proved the encyclopedia and history scholars wrong?
  • Hamilton GOP Poison 2011/07/29 17:25:36
    Hamilton
    Um, the text books (at least the good ones) and the history scholars all agree with her. That was the whole point. Read the rest of the posts and you will get an education.
  • GOP Poison Hamilton 2011/07/29 21:03:20
    GOP Poison
    Actually I have never seen a text book that claims what she said but then again I do not read newsmax.On SH they brought up the name of one liberal proffessor somewhere that said he agreed with her.Now I see that has become"the history scholars"
  • Hamilton GOP Poison 2011/07/30 17:36:50
    Hamilton
    Yeah actually there were a few of those Profs. interviewed by the press, they clearly didn't like her, but had to admit that she was correct. OTOH, they had one guy on ABC news who said she was wrong, but it turned out he was no historian but an author of children's books. Toooooo funny.
  • keeper 2011/06/12 23:24:41
    No
    keeper
    +2
    She knows what she is talking about... she didn't have to ask Longfellow about the details~~LOL
  • Silvershadows 2011/06/10 22:31:40
    No
    Silvershadows
    +2
    Well DUH-----nothing she said was was historically incorrect. The media and the libs, progressives and ALL the Communists in the White House are scared of her. Gotta do all they can to discredit her so she can't cause them problems in their attempt to makeover our country, negate the Constitution and change America to a socialist state.
  • QueenBee Silvers... 2011/06/22 23:55:32
    QueenBee
    yup cause if you don't support palin you're a communist.
  • Silvers... QueenBee 2011/06/23 04:27:45
    Silvershadows
    So----don't think there are Communists and Socialists in the White House and all the agencies Obe has appointed people???
  • I am not real 2011/06/10 09:08:17
    No
    I am not real
    +3
    Certainly not, she is a source of great amusement to the rest of us who take an interest in American politics, look upon her as the bridge between George Dubya and the next moron the republicans put forward.
  • Silvers... I am no... 2011/06/10 22:34:08
    Silvershadows
    Obviously you support Obe and his Communist/Socialist ideas and those he's appointed to the White House.
  • I am no... Silvers... 2011/06/11 13:32:28
    I am not real
    +2
    So because I see Palin has the morals of a rat and is the intellectual equal of a cucumber then I must support Obe as you call him, plus the rest of the drivel you typed?

    Are you trying to suggest that Dubya was a world statesman? Honestly?
  • Silvers... I am no... 2011/06/15 05:00:16
    Silvershadows
    Nope, George made some really stupid moves. Obe is George on steroids and a Communist/Muslim besides. He doesn't have ANY morals and the only thing he did before liberal nutcases elected him was be a community organizer and hobnob with radicals which he has placed in government positions. Try and get a grip on reality.
  • Guru_T_... Silvers... 2011/06/17 16:04:00
    Guru_T_Firefly
    Funny, but I was going to tell you to get your own grip on reality. The REAL reality, not the made up one you're using.
  • Broncoy... I am no... 2011/06/23 03:50:35
    Broncoyeller
    She represents an existential threat to the demoncrats.
  • Eric B. 2011/06/10 05:58:35
    Yes
    Eric B.
    +3
    It's obvious that she is ignorant of history. She should just stop talking all together. She's an embarrassment to the Republican Party. Hell, I feel sorry for them, and I'm not even a Republican.
  • Hamilton Eric B. 2011/06/21 11:33:34
    Hamilton
    How do you feel now that her statements are now recognized to be correct?
  • debadow 2011/06/10 05:48:11
    No
    debadow
    Free Country
  • Wolfman 2011/06/10 03:55:33
    No
    Wolfman
    +3
    Palin had her history exactly right. Revere did warn the British that the colonists were not going to give up their arms.
  • dabloc Wolfman 2011/06/11 06:02:51
    dabloc
    +2
    If she had said that, you'd be right... but she didn't and you're not. That's not what she said, how she said it or what she meant. She's certainly no history maven. She was trying to make some profound statement from something she must have only recently looked at and wanted to make people think she had some brains. Instead, she made an idiot of herself, again. Grade; FAIL!
  • Wolfman dabloc 2011/06/11 06:33:50
    Wolfman
    +2
    She said Paul Revere was warning the British and bells were rung. She was right. Get over it. She could be your next president.
  • dabloc Wolfman 2011/06/11 07:01:11
    dabloc
    +1
    Lol! Get real, there's no way in hell. She twisted and distorted history; It's all there. Maybe you need to check it for yourself. It won't help to try and rewrite what she said, either. She's a jerk and only the blindly deluded right wingers would vote for such a lamebrain. She's an embarrassment to many republicans as well. You just can't defend such stupidity. Give it up!
  • Wolfman dabloc 2011/06/11 07:04:32
    Wolfman
    +2
    You need to read some real history. Google it. Read it. She is right.
  • dabloc Wolfman 2011/06/11 07:36:56
    dabloc
    +1
    I know the history probably much better than you. You need to actually read it, not skim it. And get someone to explain it to you.

    Like the broken clock which is right twice a day, some of her words were inadvertently 'right' - Obviously, "bells were rung." (is she ringing your bell, lol!) and Revere did feed his captors a 'warning' - but he wasn't actually "warning the British." Neither she, or you, are 'right' based on what she meant and said. Nice try though.
  • Wolfman dabloc 2011/06/11 07:56:24
    Wolfman
    +2
    I don't think you know much of anything. First you say she's wrong but now you say she's right. Maybe you should start listening to her carefully and you might learn something. You appear to be confused.
  • dabloc Wolfman 2011/06/11 23:38:48
    dabloc
    +1
    You said, " I don't think." That's it in a nutshell - explains all the right wing idiocy. Thoroughly thoughtless!
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