While it’s true that many people botch up their memory of history now and then, Sarah Palin’s historical gaffe in Boston went a little deeper. For those that don’t know, she essentially recounted the significance of Paul Revere’s ride:
He who 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.
Okay, so let’s assume it was an honest mistake that most third graders could identify and correct. She goes on to insist she wasn’t wrong and her fanatical fan base even went so far as to edit Wikipedia to alter history in order to make her appear correct. Uh huh. [Embedded videos below]:
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