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Sarah Palin claims Paul Revere warned the British

Sarah Palin, if you haven't heard, is taking some of her family around the country, visiting historical U.S. landmarks, and talking to the media along the way.

Thursday her "One Nation" traveling road show stopped in Boston, where the former Alaska governor, her parents, her husband, and little Piper visited Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church, and Bunker Hill. Palin posted photos of that leg of her trip on the SarahPAC blog.

One moment that you won't find posted on the blog is Palin's response to reporters when they asked her who Paul Revere was. Instead of saying, "Come on, everyone knows who Paul Revere, the silversmith and patriot is," she stammered while saying this:

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

Needless to say, the lamestream media are having a field day with that gaffe.

Politico: Palin makes Bachmann look like Longfellow

Forbes: This certainly gives us an entirely new point of view to consider when examining our nation’s founding.

Mediaite: Palin’s version wasn’t exactly the official History Channel rendition of the tale...

ABC: Perhaps this week's lesson in the annals of American history was necessary for Sarah Palin.

Fox News has the video up leading their site, but no text or commentary. Perhaps they're speechless.

All of this reminds me of a fortune cookie I once received that said, "We teach what we most need to learn." In which case, ride on, "One Nation," ride on.


Sarah Palin plays the media like a violin

Sarah Palin's bus tour rolls on to Philadelphia

Piper Palin shares her mom's hot and cold attitude toward the media

-- Tony Pierce

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Paul Revere's ride was in 1775. The Bill of Rights containing the provision on the right to bear arms was enacted in 1791. Revere obviously was psychic!

Sarah Palin/C4P tapdance

Listen my children, as I'll make clear,
bout that midnight ride of Paul Revere

now dems will tell you he warned the Colonists
but err my response was towards what folowist.

Ummm, When the british captured him, he wanted to live,
and so he decided to squeal like a lib.
So ahh yes he warned the british yanno,
the rest of my response was umm towards that show.

the ringing bells? that was umm the heads
of all the british he smashed quite dead

And Paul Revere Could see that today
the US when it formed ah would need an NRA(multitasking yay!)

So after spilling his guts (you know, like a lib)
He then decided to be a bit glib.
He warned the British "now don't ya'll take our arms!
We have Ted Nuggent, he'll see you come to harm!"

And now I'll end my tapdancing with glee,
As that's how Paul Revere let the Brits know we'd be free!

Carpet baggers don't need to know American history. All They need to know is how to milk millions of dollars out of those poor ignorant tea baggers and she does an outstanding job of that. After all, she has no intention of running for president. She's just riding the gravy train, capitolizing on past performances gone bad. ( failed attempt at vice presidency and quitter governor of Alaska- how do you spell loser ? ). She knows that just one presidential debate would end that windfall she's currently experiencing. Case in point.

She looks like she is drugged up.

I would like to know. Why do people and some media hate HER so much? What has She done to warrent this much anger?

With Republicans like her, no wonder the GOP won't support education. They want us to be as dumb as Palin.

One of the dumbest people walking upright on the face of the planet.

Shame, Shame, Shame. Gomer Pyle would be a good candidate for the tea party. Maybe they should be called DUMB, DUMBER AND DUMBEST.

Who is dumber - Christine O'Donnell, Sarah Palin or Bachman!!!


Oh and lets not forget the scholar - Donald Trump.
Can the Republicans go any lower.
The Republican party better distance itself from the tea party or continue to be the laughing stock and lose more and more of their educated members.

Sister sarah is at it again riding around the country showing everyone what an IDIOT she is if she was going to run for any kind of office i think the best she could do is Assistant Janitor because if she thinks she could run for Prez shes got another thing coming even the repubnuts would nt give her the nomination they all know shes F king nuts. Where the hell did mccain find her 1 800 rent a bimbo.

Give me a break, liberal press. The Dems make plenty of gaffes and you lefties simply give them a pass. We are no longer fooled or influenced by your bias. It now works against you.

People need to stop putting her down constantly. If a reliable poll was done around the country I'm sure less than half the American population could give an accurate account of historical events. Give her a break, how is a history lesson relevant to her qualifications as a good leader? I don't see anyone asking Obama history lessons. The current leaders must really be scared of her running in office and winning because they use every little thing to tear her down. It is ridiculous, she is a human and we all make mistakes. Get over it.


She's an airhead dumb ditz wut was it I can see Russia from my house in Alaska now this SHE IS INCOMPETENT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENCY.....SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT UP THERE IN HER HEAD THE MALLS OPEN BUT NOBODY IS SHOPPING.......LMAO

How big a deal was it when Joe Biden, you know, the current Vice President, said: "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened." FDR was not president when the market crashed and there was no television

"The question is asinine with no other purpose but to embarrass Palin... "Who is Paul Revere?"
@ FML You sir just FAILED at being an American.

What is going to be the next "below the belt blow" to the Teabaggers from the evil leftist socialist lanestream media?
Maybe they will ask her who was George Washington?
Possibly the dreaded "who was our main allie in World War 2 (hint it wasn't Japan, Germany or even our close friends in North Korea)

Fact of the matter is that Palin, Fox news and the teabaggers are a disgrace to America and are destroying the conservative movement from within. We don't need more twits like you trying to defend her on greed based conservatives. We need good honest Americans rooted in real Christian values like compassion, charity, honesty and integrity. People who understand that following Christ means living in his example of loving your neighbor EVEN IF the are gay, atheist, poor, black, Muslim, white or just plain jerks.

This follows her visit to the "Statute" of Liberty--nuff said

God save us. Not from Sarah, but from those who would vote for this woman to become POTUS.

This follows her visit to the Statute of Liberty..

Now we see why Paul Revere had to ride and warn. The Obamaites still don't get it. She correctly quoted Paul Revere but turned it into a parable: The "British" are the Media and the Liberals who would disarm us.

God bless Sarah Palin and all her house.

Why do you stupid journalist keep picking at Sara Palin. She meant to say
the British are Coming Just as Paul said . You take the smallest things and
pick away at a wonderful person who draws large groups of people where ever she goes. If she were a liberal you guys would be bubbling all over her. What
are you afraid of? That she could become president of the United States. No
doubt she would be better then the phony we have who thinks he can step all
over the constitution when ever he wants to. He thinks he can get away with
his dictorial activity well Congress left and right just told him he cannot. They also shut down his high spending budget 95 to nothing. If he was a Republican
The press would be howling for his scalp. Story is over

WHO CARES? Wish the media would be as interested in our FAILING ECONOMY AND FAILURE OF A PRESIDENT

This is priceless. I hope the Republicans, Teabaggers, or who ever is backing her, keep her in there. This campaign season is going to be a hoot! Fox ought to consider selling tickets to see and hear her next adventure and wild-eyed quote. I see she is going to Waco, Texas. Get the cameras rolling ... I think you can stand in downtown Waco and see Brazil !!

It never stops amazing me. People say all these negative things about Sarah Palin and when it comes down to it they don’t even know why. The only picture they have is a picture painted in a media that is pissed off because she has a problem with them and does not want to deal with them... and why should she deal with them? What have they done for her but denigrate her and her family. Let me ask you this if you are so open and fair minded would you say the same things about her if she was a Democrat? Then maybe no matter what side of the aisle you sit you should remember that those in glass houses should not cast stones. For some it is easier to criticize the person because there is no rational attack on their ideas or beliefs. Or maybe some should shut up long enough to hear what the ideas are rather than trying to drowned those ideas out with the droning of their own voices. And I bet most of you think the Longfellow version of the Revere ride is how it happened... incredible simply incredible...

I enjoy the company of myself.

I think I now understand why she wears so much make-up. She probably gets it in bulk from Barnum and Bailey suppliers.

One thing that should be expected of our representatives is that they should be well spoken and literate. Do we really want this bimbo to represent the US? What an embarrassment.

Yes it's a ploy by the liberals to show what a moron she is. Most of America has woken up to what a joke she is...when will you???
All she wants is your money so go ahead give it to her.

It must be nice be able to rent a bus and tak your family on a vacation, and actually get other people to pay for it asking for contributions on your webpage. If by chance Palin would be elected president a lot of people in this country would be learning OH CANADA as their nation anthem.

So how many Americans are misled by Yahoo, Late night Talk shows and bias media?

Funny somebody that ran a state and forced the oil companies to pay their residents for the oil they drill for is not smarter than a puppet put their by George Soros.

Don't let the Communists control you read accomplishments for yourself.

It may be true under Revere's own words that he warned some redcoats about plans to warn the colonists...however, he didn't say a word about 'taking away arms' or ringing bells or warning shots or telling anyone that we were going to be free.

As to asking the question of a 40 year old woman...

1. If you're in American politics, you should have a fair grasp of American history. I realize that other politicians don't know these things and every time I hear one of them talk without knowledge, I call them idiots too.

2. I'm a 53 year old American woman...and I would have been able to answer that question (and also KNOW that Lexington and Concord are in Massachusetts re: Bachmann.)

3. She was asked the question after visiting the Revere site. Obviously she didn't read any of the material there.

This shouldn't have been a news piece but only because Palin herself shouldn't be a news piece. However, the media is obviously pandering to the crowd that regardless of where they stand appear fascinated by this woman. Personally, I'd rather she just crawl back under her rock in Alaska.

I've heard people say George Bush started 911 by attacking the World Trade centers. I think she was hammered...

Why is the media just an attack machine and can't report anymore?

Because they can't they do what they are told by their puppetmasters.

Communist Editors

Sarah could say anything and make you can see. The fact that she's not correct in History 101...means she is in the company of a whole new generation of people who sad but true know just as any event she is still in the news...and that is what counts these days...just a thought.

“A townsman remembered that ‘repeated gunshots, the beating of drums and the ringing of bells filled the air.’.... Along the North Shore of Massachusetts, church bells began to toll and the heavy beat of drums could be heard for many miles in the night air.”

I wouldn't expect any of you idiot liberals to know history.

Sarah and the rest of us will rebuild this country after you are done destroying it.

Too much! She actually had me laughing this time, not cringing. Stop the madness. What a fool.

Love how the liberals lap this up... and yet don't even bat an eye on outright lies like "my uncle liberated Auschwitz", yeah, sure he did...

If she decides to run in 2012, these petty games to portray her as an idiot will backfire. For self-proclaimed genii, all of these liberals sure have idiotic policies that are destroying the US. We need to keep scrubbing the house clean in 2012.

Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight right of Paul Revere---but this time you'll hear it from Sarah Palin as you've NEVER heard it before. Could be Palin's most memorable gaff.

Quit picking or reporting on Palin. She's old news. She will not be on the ticket in '12. She is smartly milking everything she can to get her fortune like most politicians. Do any of the top politicians really care about America or just what is in their bank accounts? We Americas are their suckers. Look at John Edwards, etc. Most write books, the idiots buy them and they laugh saying "let them eat cake"

First, I love Nick's "IslamoCommunist Tyranny" (somewhere below). Surely as good as anything Sarah can come up with. There must be some sort of Palin mindmeld I'm missing out on.. .

At first I was a little upset that a reporter asked her the question -- it seemed a little patronizing. But then decided if you're a maybe/maybe not candidate for Prez, and you're riding around in some big painted bus to advertise your patriotic tour of America, you better be well prepared for any question, however dumb. And you also have to be reasonably articulate. She knew the media was going to follow her and ask questions. There's no other point to this traveling road show.

She totally blew the answer, trying to wrap a simple and well-known reason for Revere's ride into her own creation myth of keeping and bearing arms.

This is a symbiotic relationship between her and the media. Neither can blame the other for being taken advantage of.

Beware of beauty and no brains

The ongoing inability of Sarah Palin, or her supporters on this thread, to make a factually correct statement demonstrates the dangerous degree to which congnitive dissonance impacts American politics.

Sorry, if you don't know who Paul Revere don't get to be President. Please do our nation a favor and go play with your Leggo set. thanks.

Who cares what she says when you don't care about Biden or Obama's lies.

You have to hand it to Palin on one level...she's
unstoppable. No one else in public life today has the chutzpa
to constantly humiliate herself to such an extent and still forge ahead.
Anyone else in her shoes would have been shamed into committing seppuku on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by now but not Sarah. Whether it's ambition, stupidity, or a combination of both I'm not yet sure.


Revere warned the British while in prison. He did not warn the British by "ringing bells" and as far as I know he did not "send warning shots." Sure, you may be able to justify parts of Palin's comment, but the whole was jumbled, inaccurate, and incoherent.

For those who are defending Palin's comments by referencing Revere being stopped at British roadblocks -- please explain her reference to the bells and shots "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." No plausible explanation can be made. Sarah 'makes stuff up' to support her beliefs and positions. I am sure she is dedicated to this country...but her belief system and vision is a distortion of history and the Constitution.

She bluffs her way through interviews (on those very rare occasions when she allows anyone to question her) because her basic knowledge of history, politics, and international affairs is extremely shallow. But she is intelligent, ambitious, physically attractive and adept at garnering publicity. Those things - coupled with a folksy, down to earth style based on 'common sense' - attract her supporters. Still, she is just too simplistic and shallow to hold a position of real power. That is why she scares off and lacks the support of so many Republicans.

It will take her all summer to out do the 57 states

It's like watching "Being There." How many people are dredging up an obscure historical document (of which Ms. Palin could simply not possibly be aware) to somehow claim that she is politically astute and historically accurate.

Sure other people make gaffes. The difference is that Obama instead of ploughing (bludgeoning) ahead and refusing to admit he made a mistake graciously admits his error and then moves on.

But no, not Sarah, She will undoubtedly get on Twitter and claim that what she was talking about was again this obscure historical reference and that the media is using another "gotcha" moment to make her look bad.

And her sycophantic followers will fall in line behind her and continue to think that she is somehow qualified to lead this country.

This woman offends me. She should offend anyone that worked hard for his or her education. She should offend anyone who believes that an individual in pursuit of national office should be if not accurate in their facts, certainly circumspect in the statements that they make. She should offend ALL women (and men for that matter) who aspire to leadership positions because she consistently and with out regard for anyone else continues to lower the expectations of our voting populace with her mindless and incoherent babblings.

Honestly, she makes me want to blow my brains out

Tell me again why is this woman even reported on?

Its funny how Sara Palin just made the media look stupid yet again. She knows about Revers ride better than they do it seems. Revere DID warn the british that 500 American troops were on the way.
More Liberal foaming at the mouth at the mention of Palins name. I love it.

I observed a wood at a small distance and made for that. When I got there, out started six officers on horseback and ordered me to dismount. One of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, where I came from and what my name was. I told him. He asked me if I was an express. I answered in the affirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston. I told him, and added that their troops had catched aground in passing the river, and that there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the country all the way up.

Well I see alot of people saying...''the media is trying to trip her up by asking these kind of questions'' however this question is totally revelant she was at Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church, and Bunker Hill, so thats why they asked her who was he? IDK maybe thats why she went, because she didnt know but her answer was pure stupidity!

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