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Sarah Palin Steps On Her Poncho ... Again

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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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Oh boy.. by Anonymous

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And people support her? Wow..

By today’s standard this is old news (beginning of June)… I recall a few days later a few papers came back and said that she was right:

LA Times

Boston Herald

These two papers printed (June 6 2011) the other side of the story a day after the Huffington post video (June 5 2011) you have linked to.

I’m not a Sarah Palin fan and I don’t know if she purposefully makes obscure remarks that are technically right or if she just gets lucky and bailed out by supporters but either way she ultimately is just a means to charge the conservative base in my opinion. I don’t think she’ll run or can run successfully.

By the way I love this quote… it conveys my feelings about how rapidly news gets out without validation:

“The trouble with quotes over the Internet is that you never know if they are genuine.” — Abraham Lincoln

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Yawnn.. by ldsudduth

She bores me..She should have stayed on her reality show; it was far more interesting.

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