What Palin said:
“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.”
What Revere said:
“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 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.” -Massachusetts Historical Society’s Collections, First Series, Vol. V pp. 106ff.
But what really makes my head explode is this: Palin Fans Trying to Edit Wikipedia Paul Revere Page
Man, you’ve gotta almost admire the sheer blind dedication of Sarah Palin’s wingnut acolytes.
Now they’re trying like crazy to edit the Wikipedia page for “Paul Revere” to make it match Palin’s botched version of history. Here’s the Revision history of Paul Revere; check out the edits that are being reversed.
THAT IS LITTLEGREENFOOTBALLS MAKING THE COMMENTARY. THIS IS THE FIRST HORSE OF THE APOCALYPSE! LITTLEGREENFOOTBALLS!!1!
Ahem. In any case, I hardly need remind y’all of the 1984 parallels to revisionism. Black is white! War is peace!