While this writer had been pleased to not have to think about writing any new articles about Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska (I can see Russia from my back yard!) was gearing up to make life interesting for an entire generation of people in the USA.
Make that entire generations -- plural -- of these United States of America.
The original story about Paul Revere goes like this:
In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of resolutions as far away as New York and Philadelphia.
On the evening of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere was sent for by Dr. Joseph Warren and instructed to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them. After being rowed across the Charles River to Charlestown by two associates, Paul Revere borrowed a horse from his friend Deacon John Larkin. While in Charlestown, he verified that the local "Sons of Liberty" committee had seen his pre-arranged signals. (Two lanterns had been hung briefly in the bell-tower of Christ Church in Boston, indicating that troops would row "by sea" across the Charles River to Cambridge, rather than marching "by land" out Boston Neck. Revere had arranged for these signals the previous weekend, as he was afraid that he might be prevented from leaving Boston).
On the way to Lexington, Revere "alarmed" the countryside, stopping at each house, and arrived in Lexington about midnight. As he approached the house where Adams and Hancock were staying, a sentry asked that he not make so much noise. "Noise!" cried Revere, "You'll have noise enough before long. The regulars are coming out!" After delivering his message, Revere was joined by a second rider, William Dawes, who had been sent on the same errand by a different route. Deciding on their own to continue on to Concord, Massachusetts, where weapons and supplies were hidden, Revere and Dawes were joined by a third rider, Dr. Samuel Prescott. Soon after, all three were arrested by a British patrol. Prescott escaped almost immediately, and Dawes soon after. Revere was held for some time and then released. Left without a horse, Revere returned to Lexington in time to witness part of the battle on the Lexington Green.
But what does our feckless, fearless, former first lady of Alaska have to say about this ride? She claims that Paul Revere rode to warn the British! To warn the British to beware of the Revolutionary Army, which was going to take them on and take the Redcoats down!
And this was actually in response to a reporter asking her a question about how her day had gone.
But what is truly frightening about this Palin Person is that, a while back when given an opportunity to recant her mistakes -- actually, more than one opportunity to do so -- Ms. Take, or Ms. Palin shows, how like George "W" Bush she really is. Back then, she admitted that she does not read.
Ms. Palin did not take the opportunity to admit she got it wrong. Admitting she was wrong would have gone a long way to giving her positive PR. Truly.
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