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Ms. Palin on Paul Revere:

"He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."

And this woman is considered a legitimate candidate for President by a number of Americans.

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Eybea Opiner 3 years, 1 month ago

As opposed to Barak Obama who visited 57 states in his quest for the Presidency. And who promised the most "transparent" administration in history, only to freeze the press out in many circumstances. And who decried George Bush for the application (in accordance with Congressional resolutions) of military forces, then unilaterally, and perhaps unlawfully, sends troops into Libya.

Oh, yeah, we got a real winner with that bum.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

A slip of the tongue by accidentally saying 57 states once while on the campaign trail is far from the same thing as not having a grasp of American history or being able to complete a sentence in an intelligent manner. If you are going to speak about Paul Revere, you should know a thing or two about the man.

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ebyrdstarr 3 years, 1 month ago

That is some fascinating spin, to try to claim that Palin's statement can be read as a evidence that she actually knows more about Paul Revere than the rest of us. The story relayed in that blog is not what Palin said. It just isn't. She didn't say he was interrogated and that's when he warned the British. She said he was riding around warnin' the British and firin' shots. No one can credibly claim that her simplistic statement demonstrates better knowledge about the ride than an 11th grade history student would have.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

You should actually read Revere's account of that evening: http://www.americanrevolution.org/revere.html

Revere did not go out to "warn the British," he was captured and spoke under threat of "having his brains blown out." He did not warn the British with his bells and guns that they couldn't take away American's guns -- that isn't why the British were there.

Solomon, you fell for the spin that is being used to attempt to cover for Palin's blunder. She was incorrect in her retelling of history.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

I think she has been misunderestimated . . .

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

“I’ve been in your shoes. I know what it’s like to take a tough vote. But what did Lincoln say? ‘I am not bound to win, but I’m bound to be true.’”

Um . . . "Present"? And the Lincoln quotation was stirring. It was also bogus. There is no documentary evidence that Lincoln ever said any such thing.- John J. Pitney Jr.

John J. Pitney Jr. is the Roy P. Crocker professor of American politics at Claremont McKenna College. With Joseph M. Bessette, he is the author of American Government and Politics: Deliberation, Democracy, and Citizenship.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125169095

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

So, the retort of choice today is: I know she is, but so is .......

Sad.

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jaywalker 3 years, 1 month ago

Oh come now, my brother! Not like that's not a daily game 'round these parts.

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

A sad game played ten trillion times is still sad.

What I cannot understand is that the impulse is so strong to defend the team member, no matter how ridiculous, rather than find someone who could really kick President Obama's butt.

Oh well, the right wingers have been making some disastrous choices (george w. bush, John McCain, John Boehner, Matt Ryan, Michael Steele, etc.) may as well stand aside as they make another.

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David Lignell 3 years, 1 month ago

Pleeease run, Sarah! Pleeeeeaaaaasssseee!!! (No greater gift could be handed to the Democratic Party -- and to comedians -- short of a Palin-Trump ticket.)

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

Oh I like a Palin-Bachmann ticket better. The cat fight to see who gets to be Pres and who gets to be VP would be priceless.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Nah, as HOT as she is, I wouldn't want to see her run. My only point is, anyone can have a flubbed line, a misspeak, or facts that aren't. Going after one politician for these kinds of errors only get junior high "He said, she said" "I know you are but what am I?" reactions, that we as voters need to rise above. I seldom wast my time arguing politics on the LJW, (Lord knows I waste plenty here on other issues). I save it all for the voting booth. Nobody there to argue with and I'm the only one with a pencil.

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

i would have used another "T" word, but "Tart" works too.

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Ralph Reed 3 years, 1 month ago

@thebcman

Excellent! Well said.

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Jim Phillips 3 years, 1 month ago

Maybe, but at least she's neither George Soros' nor Saul Alinsky's errand boy.

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Ralph Reed 3 years, 1 month ago

So many comments come to mind BAA

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jafs 3 years, 1 month ago

Well, the "takes a licking" comment just cries out for some porn reference.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

How gutsy was it to quit as governor half way through her first term?

By the way, I'll bet you actually did vote for her. She was on the ticket with McCain, don't ya know. You betcha she was.

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

Agnostic, Just like Barry on auto bailout just today was awarded three Pinochioes from Washington Post, like kinetic action in Libya and just a matter of days not weeks or was it weeks not months?, just like your hero the Big Me "" I did not have sex with that woman, not one time, ever, Miss Lewinsky or some such poppycock", or Mrs. Big Me who what? came under intense fire while landing in Sarajevo. Or perhaps John Edwards, Anthony Weiner, and on and on. The left can't win except by lying about their stand on the issues or their personal behaviour, the right can only win if they tell the truth. Gkerr

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jhawkinsf 3 years, 1 month ago

Just one person'e opinion - Palin won't run.

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Dan Blomgren 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm a die-hard Republican, and even I can't vote for her.

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

Penny for your thoughts to tell us why not. Gkerr

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Dan Blomgren 3 years, 1 month ago

At least she knew they rode horses

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

She's not old enough to have remembered Where the Action Is, is she? Did she seriously get the real Paul Revere mixed up with a late '60's 'tweener band?

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palin_rocks 3 years, 1 month ago

After mid-terms I can smell your fear.

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

Nah. What you're smelling is the old urine where Dem's pee'ed themselves laughing. As for the mid terms, they were perfect. The GOP/Tea Party has shot itself in the foot so many times since that in a special election in NY a Dem took the election for the first time in years in a solid red district.

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Zazzman 3 years, 1 month ago

LOLZ! cait48, that's awesome. palin_rocks, are you sure you're not projecting your own party's failures onto the rest of the world?

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

Correction: not even the "liberal" media considers her a legit candidate. Well, unless you consider Fox News "liberal media".

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Mary Darst 3 years, 1 month ago

This was the funniest thing I have heard from her. Seriously, she needs to put a sock in it. And, it doesn't matter what anyone, anywhere, else has said......The point being..she said this. What an idiot. I do have to say she is good for a good laugh.

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

Gee fellas,

Sarah is good for a gaff now and then. Before you celebrate too much it is sobering to think of the Gaff-o-matic Biden and Obama's own pension for Bon mote, gaffs, goods, misspeaks, stammers and stumbles.

Obama was notorious for gaffs in Illinois. Hence he is carefully watched over by handlers who chain him to the TelePrompter even when speaking to grade schoolers.

Without his TelePrompTer he mumbles and stammers like Queen Elizabeths father, being oh so careful to not misspeak he stammers and hems and haws instead.

Palin is a real women of substance and merit. Obama is a charade who doesn't know there are 50 states in the union, doesn't know what year it is, doesn't know how to speak unaided by a written speech prepared for him, can't pronounce corpsman properly- corps man he says. Doesn't even know that being born in 1961 precludes your parents from conceiving you 4 years later which he famously claimed in a speech honoring the events at Selma, doesn't know if he is spending the night in Kansas City or Saint Louis, and don't know Kentucky from Arkansas.

Obama was in the senate for what five minutes? If he didn't get constantly excused by a fawning lackey mainstream press he would be the laughing stock his incompetence deserves. Gkerr

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jafs 3 years, 1 month ago

Wow.

It's hard to believe that you actually believe that stuff.

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

What Obama has handlers? There is a great deal of factual information coming out before the next election cycle regarding bias in media. The goofs in Hollywood felt so smug they actually went on camera.

Sadly it's the left wing who needs to wake up and look for truth.

Does it feel good to be fed fibs and outright lies?

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jafs 3 years, 1 month ago

All politicians at that level have an enormous staff of various kinds.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

If Obama is prone to making gaffes, why are you still clinging to the "57 states" slip of the tongue made a few years back while he was tired and on the campaign trail? Certainly you have more up to date material. To state that it wasn't a slip of the tongue and that he actually believes this to be true, however, is completely disengenuous -- and you know it.

Same with the line of his stammerings. Did you not watch the debates between Obama and McCain? If Obama was such an incompetent speaker, then how bad must McCain have been to lose the debates to Obama? Did you not watch the discussions between Obama and the Republicans regarding the health care legislation? Again, you are being completely disengenuous -- and again, you know it.

It is sad when people must make false claims in order to support their arguments. I've seen you do this on more than one occassion gkerr. Sad.

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

Beatrice,

Just google Obama gaffs or yahoo them. Alas, there are many and many recent ones not mentioned Like signing the date in his guestbook entry at Westminster Abbey as the year 2008.

Palin was absolutely right about Revere's warning the British that Colonists were going to fight them and to beware. Look it up Beatrice or are younafraid of the truth? Gkerr

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

For you as well -- here is Revere's account of that evening: http://www.americanrevolution.org/revere.html

Clearly, Revere "warned" the British only after being captured and under threat of having his "brains blown out." He was not using his bells and guns to warn the British, and the British were not there to take away American's guns.

Keep spinning, however. If you care to be a Palin apologist, I'm sure you will become a dervish.

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pizzapete 3 years, 1 month ago

Well she might not make a good History teacher, but she'd be an awesome President. That Obama guy just doesn't say enough funny stuff.

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

And she is so much more HOT looking! Lots better than that Sookie chick from Jersey Shore.

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jaywalker 3 years, 1 month ago

Liked the headline for the blog, then came the quote; Excellent! I'm reminded of the Miss South Carolina meltdown. That still has to be the all-time best, but this one was great. To be fair, when it comes to people like Palin or the President who are in front of the mike so much and speaking off the cuff, stuff like this is bound to happen. But if this could serve as the final nail in her coffin I'd be happy.

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ivalueamerica 3 years, 1 month ago

on my blog I was once referring to all the ignorant things she said and I flat out called her stupid. I received the best response.

"That is an insult to the world stupid."

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camper 3 years, 1 month ago

This reminds me of the Animal House scene when John Belushi claimed the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

Since Dear Sarah attended 5 different colleges over 6 years, the Belushi reference is not too far off. He was in his 7th year of college and went on to become a US Senator. Life imitates art. "Mr. Blutarsky.....Zero point zero!!"

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camper 3 years, 1 month ago

Thats right, I did not remeber the ending credits.

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

She paid for college mi amigo. Also her parents moved during the time to Alaska.

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mom_of_three 3 years, 1 month ago

The woman said she knows her history??? HARDLY! One if by land, two if by sea. I remember that from grade school. The british weren't going to take arms, they were going to take lives. And in the 18th century, who didn't have a freaking gun to being with? Most men supplied their family with food by hunting game. Paul revere didn't warn the british they couldn't take our arms. she needs to get over the gun thing and realize she is an idiot. revere was warning Adams, Hancock and other leaders that the british were coming after them.

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

In a truly hilarious turn of events, Palin supporters are under attack at Wikipedia for trying to revise the Paul Revere entry to match their darling's view of history. Interestingly they are using her comments to justify their revisions. http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/38678_Palin_Fans_Trying_to_Edit_Wikipedia_Paul_Revere_Page

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

Ya gotta love her again falling back on the excuse that people are asking her "gotcha questions." I mean, how dare someone ask her about Paul Revere while she is visiting Boston! That is a "gotcha" trap if I ever saw one.

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

Can you imagine the whining that would ensue should FAUX "News" and the rest of the fascists succeed in placing her in the Presidency?

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LoveThsLife 3 years, 1 month ago

Actually, she was technically right about his ride. The intention of the ride was to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock and he used lanterns not bells. He wasn't trying to get caught by the British, but when he did he tried to dissuade them from advancing. He ended up being released by the British without his horse and was on foot and ended up missing the battle.

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trinity 3 years, 1 month ago

it's just really difficult for me to fathom, though, that she really knew the whole story.

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LoveThsLife 3 years, 1 month ago

I agree with you, I'm not sure her being technically right is much better. She was pretty clumsy in her description of what happened. Also, some of what she said WAS wrong and shows she didn't quite get the context.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

Being caught and threatened with death is far from going out to warn the British that they better not take away American's guns. So no, technically she is not correct.

http://www.americanrevolution.org/revere.html

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LoveThsLife 3 years, 1 month ago

Bea read the post I wrote right above you. Quit arguing with nothing, you are so partisan you are as bad as Tom just on the opposite side of the spectrum.

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pizzapete 3 years, 1 month ago

She was not "technically" right at all. So he warned the British after he was caught? Why didn't he just ride to them and tell them they weren't going to take our guns? I guess because that wasn't the purpose of his ride now was it?

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LoveThsLife 3 years, 1 month ago

Pizzapete...read the first sentence of my post. What did I say was the purpose of his ride?

There is your answer.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm not being partisan about this, I am pointing out that she was not "technically right." She was wrong. Way wrong. That doesn't make me partisan. I would say the exact same thing were she a Democrat. (Fortunately, she is not.)

Also, please note that nowhere do I call her "stupid" or an "idiot" or any of the types of names that Tom would throw out with regularity. I've sworn off the name calling. I won't do it to you or other posters, and I won't do it to public figures. Been there, done that, won't do it any longer. I just point out that she was incorrect, not technically correct.

Further, I'm a Democrat, but nowhere near as partisan as you just claimed. For instance, I will also be critical of President Obama ... were he ever to do something to be critical about, that is. ; - )

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somedude20 3 years, 1 month ago

Palin 2012 Vote with your penis!

She is not the bee's knees and if you think she is "hot" walk around town and take a long hard look as much more beauty (and brains for that matter) is all around you

(If Whit is going to remove this, please advise why as nothing in this post is offensive or obscene) Enjoy your last day before your time off

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

Love, yes she was absolutely correct about the ride. The topic is Sarah Palin though. Well, let's take a peek at who she will running against.

She can certainly rile up the 15 -20% of our hard core leftists though. Stalin and Mao could rile this group though. Unfortunately for the rest of the electorate a decision will be made soon on whether 4 more years of Obama is due.

He promised hope and reconciliation, and what we got the opposite. He has set race relations back 50 years with his divisive ways. If he was honest he would run on an anger and despair platform.

BTW......where are all the anti war protestors? His government takeover of health care is a joke and tied up in the courts. Double digit Inflation is just around the corner. Last, but not at all least, we see socialism failing all over the globe, yet Obama and crew seem dead set on pushing this once great nation further into the abyss.

No folks, he and his hypocrite wife will be private citizens soon. Maybe he will choose Plains Georgia for his library. Could Palin win? Depends on how serious Hillary takes her campaign.

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LoveThsLife 3 years, 1 month ago

Actually OP is about both Sarah Palin and whether she was correct about Paul Revere.

Now in response to your diatribe, I doubt Obama has set race relations back 50 years. The fact that his skin color is a non-issue and people are arguing about his policies is a significant step forward. I haven't met anyone who is concerned about Obama's race, but I have met people who are upset about his policies. That is an intellectual disagreement and not one based on such superficial things as race.

The general public doesn't take Palin seriously. Plus, if she ran she would be up against some formidable opponents who have a lot more going for them than a partial governorship, failed VP bid, and reality tv series.

"Could Palin win? Depends on how serious Hillary takes her campaign."

Not sure where this came from? Hope it is a joke? Obama isn't a lame duck president.

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

What I hoped was his skin color would not be mentioned, but it is. The race card has been played, not so by Obama, but from a protective media.

President Obama internationally is known as inept and a failed president. I personally like him, but view him as woefully over matched as our leader.

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jafs 3 years, 1 month ago

That's odd - that's my recollection of how Bush was thought of internationally.

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palin_rocks 3 years, 1 month ago

somedude20! How embarrassing for you to find out you were wrong about Palin and the best you can do is make penis references. The Palin fear has "exposed" the real you.

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somedude20 3 years, 1 month ago

She is dumb and attracts dumb people as well as dumb people with low standards.

Palin 2012 Vote with your penis

I think I would rather vote for mine as it makes better choices than she does and is smarter

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Zazzman 3 years, 1 month ago

Are you getting paid for this, or are you just so enamored with this woman that you'll disregard these embarassing facts in her favor?

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

To all who can stand the truth,

Sarah Palin was correct about Paul Revere warning the British that Colonists were going to oppose them by force. Revere was captured by the Brits and according to articles in LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Herald, and elsewhere all over the net, Palin was correct in her rendition of the Revere ride.

"One if by land, and two if by sea … and then what?  According to historians interviewed by the Boston Herald, Paul Revere then warned the British not to challenge a roused and armed populace.  Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up. Palin prompted howls of partisan derision when she said on Boston’s Freedom Trail that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.” The first to dispute Palin’s critics was … Paul Revere himself.  In his own account of the ride, written twenty-three years later, Revere recounts how the British captured him, and how he attempted to dissuade the British from advancing.  Revere warned that he had roused the local militias and that there would soon be 500 or more armed citizens coming together to repel the British.

A Boston University history professor told the Herald that Revere did indeed warn the British as well as the Americans earlier in his ride:

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 too.

Gotcha politics cuts both ways. Bush Senior was lambasted by press for asking what a checkout scanner was at the grocery store. Al Gore for supposedly saying he invented the Internet, which he didn't say in those words but they have haunted him for a decade.

Only the One We Have Been Waiting for has his gaffs consistently laundered by a sycophant press and anything anti-Palin even if untrue and misinformed is echoed by partisan ideologues. Gkerr

Frankly, I had forgotten much of the history of Revere’s ride until this incident, and I had to look it up for myself to recall what Palin meant by her response.  Tom Burnam covered it succinctly and accurately in his indispensable Dictionary of Misinformation, a book I have had on my shelf for more than 30 years.  If all people know of Revere is Longfellow’s poem, which is what the reaction to Palin’s remarks seem to show, then they know far less than they think.

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Jimo 3 years, 1 month ago

And John McCain was captured by the Vietnamese. It does not follow, however, that John McCain went to Southeast Asia "to warn" the Vietnamese.

I never cease to be amazed by those who resolve the cognitive dissonance of believing batty things with the world of facts by altering the facts to align with their batty beliefs!

What is it in particular with Palin that she is incapable of admitting error? Ever?

Why is it that you can't tell the difference between an actual Palin quote and some satire by Tina Fey?

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

jimo,

Facts? Facts? Facts are such difficult things. You don't want the facts you want some leftist media meme that dismisses the facts.

Even Mainstream newspapers quote Academics supporting the narrative that Palin gave. Your misconception of the facts is the aberration here not the sainted and historically well versed Governor Palin. Gkerr

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Jimo 3 years, 1 month ago

"What have you seen so far today, and what are you going to take away from your visit?"

For Palin, this is a "gottcha" question. All we got in return was a vapid, ungrammatical, gaseous, liquid brain fart --

"He who warned, uh, the ... the British that they weren't gonna be taking away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells and, um, by making sure that as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were gonna be secure and we were gonna be free ... and we were gonna be armed."

A grade schooler could have told you that Revere was famed for his secretive, speedy ride to warn Americans that "the British are coming." So a covert mission is translated into a noisy, in-your-face bombast to "warn the British" not to mess with Americans! Had it been so, we'd still be doffing our hats to the Queen! ROFL How Palin could screw up the simplest question is shocking. (Next, she'll flunk: "So what do you read"?)

Palin, however, is like the kid that adamantly swears he didn't eat the cookie, even while brushing the crumbs from his chin. (Almost cute in a child. A mental illness in an adult.)

What is it in particular with Palin that she is incapable of admitting error? Ever? How is it that Palin is the only (half) politician who has never misstated anything?

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

So being caught and threatened by the British is now the same as going out to warn the British with his bells and guns that the British had better not take American's guns? Wow. That is some impressive stretching of the facts.

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

Agnostic,

Notice quotation marks before copy taken from Net after pointing out articles giving information corroborating Palin in MSM sources and all over the net......Sarah Palin was correct about Paul Revere warning the British that Colonists were going to oppose them by force. Revere was captured by the Brits and according to articles in LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Herald, and elsewhere all over the net, Palin was correct in her rendition of the Revere ride.

"One if by land, and two if by sea … and then what?  According to historians interviewed by the Boston Herald, Paul Revere then warned the British not to challenge a roused and armed populace.  Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up. Palin prompted howls of partisan derision when she said on Boston’s Freedom Trail that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and ......... Sorry you did not realize quote was taken from net but it was introduced as info from net.

The point is Leftists were creamed by Palin again just like tea party date of 1773 roundly snickerd at by know nothings on the left who were thinking 1776 for the tea party event of 1773.

You can criticize my failure to specifically name the net source of information and commentary of the Boston Herald quote, but I think your chapped by the greater truth that Palin was right and you and your hive of leftist ideologues were wrong again. Gkerr

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pizzapete 3 years, 1 month ago

John McCain did in fact go to Vietnam to warn the Vietnamese not to oppose America and to tell that they couldn't take our guns. Why is this so hard to understand?

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mom_of_three 3 years, 1 month ago

Palin was wrong and the director of the Revere museum has already said so as did numerous historians. She was wrong when she said it, but it seems you and others are backing her up by "interpreting" what she said. The woman has no clue.

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

How was Palin wrong?

What did the Historians and the museum director say? Where are the quotes? gkerr

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Kendall Simmons 3 years, 1 month ago

Here's what the museum director said...http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/sarah-palin-paul-revere-midnight-ride-1756/

Palin claimed "Revere 'warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots..."

Note that Paul Revere didn't ring a single bell or fire a single shot. Indeed, he was riding to Lexington to warn Sam Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. Indeed, he was doing it quietly to avoid capture. Unfortunately he eventually got captured anyway. However, had he not been captured, he wouldn't have "warned the British" because that was not the purpose of his ride.

Had Palin said any of this and included that he got captured and spilled the beans, that would be one thing. But that's not what she said. She just mooshed a bunch of words together to answer yet another question that had thrown her for a loop.

Totally screwing up everything else about Paul Revere's Ride and then misinterpreting what happened when he was captured does not give her partial credit.

(Of course, the way Palin said that the British wouldn't be able to take away our arms by ringing bells...well, it probably would technically be correct, since ringing bells would be highly unlikely to disarm us :-)

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MyName 3 years, 1 month ago

And clearly she picked this up through osmosis or something, just like the rest of her "apparent" knowledge of the world. Give me a break.

The second she's thrown a question that isn't pre-approved but should be expected "what did you learn from visiting the Paul Revere house Sarah" and she flubs it badly. And now you're breaking out this reality distortion BS to try and sweep up after her.

News Flash: Sarah Palin's two-year stint as governor of a state with less people than the Greater KC Metro area does not qualify her to be considered a candidate for President of the US. Nothing she has done since then has changed the fact that she shouldn't be President of anything that requires competence, good judgement, or a grounding in reality.

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

Only the One We Have Been Waiting for has his gaffs consistently laundered by a sycophant press and anything anti-Palin even if untrue and misinformed is echoed by partisan ideologues. Gkerr

Perfectly put. Yes, it seems Sarah gaffs and a willing press is blasting it everywhere. Palin is actually a fine example for what I thought was a strong women role. There's a lot of evidence feminists are really political and do not support women with differing views.

It's very frightening how much power our press does have. Over the past year not a soul has disputed my claim President Obama's intelligence and academic superiority was manufactured and false.

Think about this, a press knowingly misleading the public regarding something so so important.

Like Dan Quayle, a man of fine academic accomplishments rising to a rank of Sgt. in the National Guard portrayed by liberal media as a wealthy cowardly idiot. Chris Matthews and his ilk will not rest until they have destroyed Sarah Palin.

I say, good luck Sarah keep up the fight.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

Obama's academic superiority was evident in his being named the editor of the Harvard Law Review. That is hardly manufactured or false.

I look forward to more of Palin's history lessons, like how we warned the Japanese that they better not mess with us when we shot at their planes over Pearl Harbor. Yes, an American history course from Sarah Palin would be most entertaining.

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

the key beatrice is being appointed. Remember the context of the era.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

As long as you acknowledge the context of the Harvard Law Review.

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

Beatrice,

We know nothing about the man except he is embarrassed by his grades, his essays, his lack of writing for the Law Review.

He talks like a barely literate stammerer without the tele prompter.
How do we know he is so smart? Because the sycophant water carrying journalists, fellow travelers all, assure us he is brilliant? Gkerr

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

But, but . . . he was "present!"

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

Is a "present" vote better, or worse, than "I quit?"

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

Scott3460,

Check me if I am wrong. Didn't The One quit the senate? Gkerr

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somedude20 3 years, 1 month ago

I believe that would be called a promotion. He stepped up, she stepped out

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

And she did it for the reason all right wingers do things. Filthy lucre.

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

Agnostic, I bet it would taste better than Obama's shorts which you seem to have developed a taste for. Gkerr

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

But Carville said the consequences aren’t limited to politics alone. He warned of heightened risk of civil unrest with the bleak economic picture. ###

Apparently Jimmy Carville feels like I, and I do stand by setting back race relations 50 years. Like a good socialist Obama has demonized big business. I honestly think some of the damage Obama has done maybe irreversible.

We don't live in Lichtenstein folks, big business is good for us.

Just as left wing Lawrencians complain about the lack good paying jobs, then as if on command making it next to impossible for corporate America to develop here.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

Maybe you should ride through the streets warning people with your bells and guns about this.

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Aiko 3 years, 1 month ago

There you go Ol' Bea. Being snarky as well as being typically extremely opinionated. *You should not let women like SP intimidate you. It is not helpful to your gender.....

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

Pointing out that she was not correct in her statements is snarky? I'm also not intimidated by Palin, but I am afraid of her followers. Do you really think someone should get a pass because of what is between their legs? I sure don't. What she says is far more important than her gender. Also, would you say the same to RoeDapple saying something about Newt Gingrich? Think about it.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

He is some guy who messed with a witch.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Yep, they'll do that to ya . . .

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

Is it ok if her ignorance sickens me? Or is that too snarky? Or too opinionated? Don't want to let my gender down, you betcha!

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

beatrice,

But she was correct in her statements Beatrice. Like Rush, Sarah is correct at least 96% of the time, and this was one of the 96%.

Paul Revere did warn the British that they would not prevail, that the Colonist were opposing them- listen to the church bells, hear the musket rounds? Gkerr

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

spin, spin, spin -- up means down and dark means light -- spin, spin, spin

No, she was not correct.

gkerr, you have shown you are not to be taken seriously. I don't know if you are invictus or barrypender or if you happen to be brand new around here. I do know that you write things that are untrue and silly. By making outlandishly false comments, the only thing you are doing is giving conservatives a bad name. Sad to think people have to do such things instead of have the strength to support their opinions with honesty and facts. Just sad. Goodbye gkerr.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Scott3460 - A lot of good back and forth on this one! Plenty of posts and nobody too twisted or disapearededed!

Don't say I never did you no favors, 'cause Ima gonna give you material for your next blog!

Have fun with it, and be quick before someone else beats you to it!!

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=306953

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

Thank you, RoeDapple.

Will pass on the tin foil hat brigade nonsense. Many here, of course, will take up the mantle....

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verity 3 years, 1 month ago

Just to get a jump on things, I'm commenting on the coming blog from your reference.

If life begins at conception, then even if Obama was born in Kenya or the moon, if he was conceived in Hawaii, wouldn't he be eligible to be president?

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verity 3 years, 1 month ago

Palin/Bachman in 2012. I await the fun with great anticipation.

Everything else aside, Palin quit the governorship of Alaska mid-term. Of course that job was probably a lot harder then being President of the United States.

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Jim Phillips 3 years, 1 month ago

Well, let's see. 1) "Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s." 2) "I've now been in 57 states I think one left to go." 3) "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today." 4) "What they'll say is, 'Well it costs too much money,' but you know what? It would cost, about. It it it would cost about the same as what we would spend. It. Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us. (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We're going to. It. It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can't hear myself. But I'm glad you're fired up, though. I'm glad." 5) "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system." 6) "I bowled a 129. It's like - it was like the Special Olympics, or something." 7) "Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court justice. The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time." 8) "Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven't had much sleep in the last 48 hours." 9) "It was interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing." 10) "I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."

She is more accurate in her statement than our current Commando n Chief.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

NO, she is not "more accurate" in her statement. She is just wrong! Revere was captured, threatened with his life, and then he told the British what he was doing. He did not go out warning the British with bells and guns, and the British were not there to take the guns away from Americans.

Of Obama, none of these statements, with the exception of the 57 states obvious slip of the tongue, are false, inaccurate, made up stories about American history. They are moments of speaking off the cuff, which can get a little awkward at times for all of us -- and you know that. You know he didn't really believe there are 57 states. You are intelligent enough to know this.

Again, in none of these is he making ridiculous comments about the history of our nation, or proclaiming that others were just playing "gotcha" politics when called on it.

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jafs 3 years, 1 month ago

It is really hard for me to understand how anybody can think Sarah Palin is intelligent.

Having seen her in debates, she is clearly not very intelligent, or well-informed.

She may be somewhat attractive, and feisty, with some down-home folksy mannerisms and catchphrases, but that's about it.

I wonder what it is that people see when they look at her and claim she is intelligent.

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whats_going_on 3 years, 1 month ago

all politicians have slipups. But she continually makes dumb comments, pretending like she knows what she's talking about.

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sissezz 3 years, 1 month ago

Thank you Jafs!! Ive wondered the exact same thing!

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gkerr 3 years, 1 month ago

jags

Didn't she show very well against Biden in the VP debates?  By many accounts winning the debates? Didn't she defeat the Dems and the Republican Political establishment in Alaska and clean up a chronically corrupt system of corporate special interests and corruption? Are her grades available, haven't many of her school associates been vetted?  Is she secretive, furtive really about her ghost writers, college grades, birth certificate, essays, thesis, law school Journal articles?  Has she spent several millions of restricting the informations coming to light?  Did she ever vote present in legislative assembly votes? Even once?  Voting present was almost routine for Barrack Hussein Obama.  Did she have a Spiritual mentor, advisor, and counsellor for twenty years who was a flaming, raging, racist America hater? Has she lied about Medicare costs and cuts, auto bail outs, Libyan mission goals, time line, and extent of American commitment like President Obama?  does she think it is 2008 as Obama wrote in the ledger at Westminster Cathedral?  Has she presided over A massive rise in indebtedness just today declared to be 61 trillion in Federal liabilities alone by analysts at USA today a liberal Newspaper?  Did she get three Pinnochio's from the Washington Post Fact Checker extrordianaire documenting the lies or stupid and incompetent claims by the president concerning the auto bailouts, which are nowhere near revenue neutral and never will be?   Did her Chief economic advisor in Alaska declare one day how great the economy was and the next day resign- see latest on Professor Goulsby who will be returning to that bastion of corruption the U. Of Chicago?  Did she attack her own state police for over reaction and prejudice only to find out that the facts did not bear out her claim?  Check out #4 above by Guardian, did Palin ever just blather incoherently like The One We've Been Waiting For?  Did Palin ever have a tilted plying field in her favor like the One has had for years and enjoys to this day?  Has Palin played golf 70 times since the inauguration, whilst we are in the worst financial crises according to the One since who laid a chunk?  Has Palin yet sent a set of DVDs of her speeches to the British Crown?  Has Palin ever used the term Corpse Man on national television describing an American Hero?  Stand up Chuck!-no Palin didn't say that it was VP Biden the Administrations very own Gaff-o-matic.  Did Palin ever declare that Roosevelt gave his fire side chats on television?    Palin has been tested by fire-she can beat Obama and we would be better off as a country if she did? Gkerr

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jafs 3 years, 1 month ago

My name is jafs - if you're going to use it, please use it correctly.

I can't read any more than the first sentence of your post - she was absolutely terrible in the debates - that's where I saw her.

Her main activity seemed to be winking at the camera and saying "you betcha".

That anybody could watch those and think she did well is completely unfathomable to me.

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

For those bred for such stupidity and exposed to a constant diet of Faux "News" it is really not all that surprising. That there are still those clear minded enough to see what is wrong and willing to act upon it, that is what is becoming unfathomable.

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jafs 3 years, 1 month ago

Please explain it to me.

What do they see, and how can she look intelligent to them?

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scott3460 3 years, 1 month ago

They've been indoctrinated by the main stream media propaganda to desire the Palin brand. They sell us politicians now the same way that they sell us coke & cars and movies. "Buy this and you'll be a winner!!" All evidence of the inadequacies or harm of the imprinted brand upon the individual is ignored in order that they may live in accordance with the media's instruction. To the brain washed right wingers she looks as good as a shiny new car or a tall bottle of whatever cheap vodka is being hawked at the moment.

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

Jafs, many many folks and media outlets put in winning the debate with Biden.

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beatrice 3 years, 1 month ago

How does that fit in with the whole "liberal media" concept exactly?

Yes, she did wonderfully in the debate. In fact, this is why she is so open to answering questions and sitting for interviews for anyone who asks (as long as that person is named Greta and they work for Fox News, that is). Yes, she is just great answering questions on the fly.

It would have been a good drinking game during the debate with Biden to take a shot every time she said "Maverick," (like that actually means anything). People would have been hammered. Read the transcript of the debate some day. It is good for a laugh, especially what she says is the role of the vice president. Fortunately for her, nobody asked her anything about Paul Revere.

Fortunately for us, we know who won the debate, and who won the election.

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Bob Forer 3 years, 1 month ago

"Fortunately for us, we know who won the debate, and who won the election."

And the fools who support her here simply can't live with that fact. They are like fifth graders who can't stand losing a game of kickball.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 1 month ago

Palin.......she is a quitter. Plain and simple. No matter how many goofy bus trips and other public extravaganzas she and her tribe concoct, she will never be a serious candidate for any national office.

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Bob Forer 3 years, 1 month ago

"He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were going to be secure and we were going to be free."

WTF?

What's even more scarier than Palin is the fact that there are folks out there who think she'd make a great President.

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gatekeeper 3 years, 1 month ago

If only stupid Sarah would have listened to anything they said at the Revere house when she visited, she would have known what really happened. Everything always has to be about Sarah, so she didn't pay any attn and didn't learn anything. She could have taught her daughter some history (well, the tour guides could have at least). All she cares about is press time and she got that. The guides at the Revere house were really great and I learned a lot I didn't know and I'm a history fan.

So, it doesn't matter how stupid her remarks were. The worst part is that she could have known the truth and couldn't be bothered with listening to those tour guides who make sure everything question you have is answered.

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