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Sarah Palin's Gaffe About Paul Revere Caused Her Worshipers To Try To Edit Mistake Into Wikipedia

David wrote yesterday about Palin's refusal to admit she flubbed her history lessons with Chris Wallace: Failed former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin insists that she didn't flub the history of Paul Revere. The former Alaska

8 years ago by David
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David wrote yesterday about Palin's refusal to admit she flubbed her history lessons with Chris Wallace:

Failed former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin insists that she didn't flub the history of Paul Revere. The former Alaska governor was widely mocked last week when she offered a skewed version of the Revere story.

"He who warned, uh, the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms uh 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 and we were going to be armed," she explained to reporters in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday.

"You realized you messed up about Paul Revere?" Fox News host Chris Wallace noted in an interview with Palin Sunday.

"You know what, I didn't mess up about Paul Revere," Palin replied. "Here is what Paul Revere did. He warned the Americans that the British were coming, the British were coming and they were going to try to take our arms and we have to make sure we were protecting ourselves and shoring up all of our ammunitions and our firearms so they couldn't take it."...read on

OMG, this is hilarious. And then what happened next is not surprising at all

Little Green Footballs:

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.

Also see the discussion page for an entertaining exchange between Wikipedia editors and a would-be revisionist.

Palin should have said she made a mistake instead of trying to rewrite something that is ingrained into the hearts of all Americans except in the land of wingnutopia. Hey, the Texas school board is attacking history and rewriting their text books to fit their propaganda so why not Paul Revere? Glenn Beck has tried to rewrite MLK. Watch out George Washington and Abe Lincoln, you may be next.

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