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  1. She’s literally trying to re-write history. Some of her minions have been hard at work trying to modify Paul Revere’s Wikipedia page to align it with her “version” of events…

    I have dreams of Orwell, right now.

  2. How would you like to be Chris Wallace? There is no way he is that stupid. How hard must he have to scrub in the shower to get the stench of evil off of himself?

  3. At this point I have decided she spends a lot of time thinking to herself, “WHY DID I ANSWER THAT QUESTION?” I think she has a compulsion and just keeps digging that hole deeper and deeper. There’s got to be a gaggle of publicists somewhere pulling their hair out every time she talks on camera.

  4. I personally believe that, U.S. Americans are unable to do so, because some… people out there in our nation that don’t have maps, and I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should… our education over here in the U.S., should help the U.S., er, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future.., for our children…

    1. Do we in fact need a new word in our vocabulary. ‘Palinesque’ : To answer a question or make a statement with a string of non sequiturs, or egregiously with absolutely no pause for thought.

      e.g. Donald Trump ( Snigger ) makes palinesque speeches.

  5. Leave it to me to rain on your parade.

    She is correct. http://bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view.bg?articleid=1343353

    In fact, Revere’s own account of the ride in a 1798 letter seems to back up Palin’s claim. Revere describes how after his capture by British officers, he warned them “there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.”

    Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, “Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that — and warning shots being fired. That’s accurate.”

    Emphasis added.

    None of this matters of course, you’ll continue on with the endless loop of “omigod she’s soooooooo stupid”.

    1. I’ll concede that she’s probably smarter than we think. But I also think you’re giving her more credit than she deserves.

      1. The article cited the Revere Center, a professor of history and Revere’s own letter about the events of that night. Which of those are inaccurate?

    2. …omigod she’s soooooooo stupid–omigod she’s soooooooo stupid–omigod she’s soooooooo stupid–omigod she’s soooooooo stupid–omigod she’s soooooooo stupid–omigod she’s soooooooo stupid…

      …well, it’s true!

      1. In that video, she clearly had no idea what she was talking about. After her mistake, I am sure her PR team scrambled to find any bit of evidence that could make her look intelligent. Revere is known for his famous ride, not his capture. If anything, at least Palin will actually learn some history on her tour. I wish other people would pay for my vacation too.

    3. Patrick Leehey of the Paul Revere House said Revere was probably bluffing his British captors, but reluctantly conceded that it could be construed as Revere warning the British.

      “I suppose you could say that,” Leehey said. “But I don’t know if that’s really what Mrs. Palin was referring to.”

      She was accidentally correct.

      Just like a stopped clock.

  6. Hey JustMe, please find a source for the interpretation that Revere set out to warn the British that was published BEFORE Palin made her stupid statement. Its funny how history gets revised AFTER some politician makes a misstatement. “warning shots and bells”, WTF? Never happened. Even if content is ignored her statement would be scored as coming from a 5th grader. The woman IS stupid.

    1. Sure. In Revere’s own account of that night he states: ” told him; and
      aded, 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. ” (http://www.masshist.org/online/gallery/img-viewer.php?item_id=99&img_step=1&tpc=&pid=17&mode=transcript&tpc=&pid=17#page1)

      He wasn’t warning them as one warns a bully that you can punch me but my big brother is just over there.

      Also, this book published in 1994 makes note of same. http://books.google.com/books?id=knC-kTFI9_gC

      I’m not a Palin booster. I don’t mind her running around on a bus giving speeches and whatever but I wouldn’t vote for her. I view this as the same way Republicans claim Al Gore said he “invented the internet”. He never said that. He may have embellished his own role in its creation but he never said he invented it.

      We’ve become so partisan that we can never admit fault to a political foe nor admit that they are not evil and/or stupid.

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