Sarah Palin has, not surprisingly, stepped up to defend her somewhat questionable statements about Paul Revere’s role in the American Revolution.
Palin, whose knowledge of Social Studies and American History have proven to be somewhat spotty in the past, says her account of Revere’s Midnight Ride was accurate. Originally, Palin had said:
“…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!”
Palin clarified- in typical Palin form, making her original meaning that much less intelligible:
“Part of his ride was to warn the British that we’re already there – that, ‘Hey, you’re not going to succeed. You’re not going to take American arms. You are not going to beat our own well-armed persons, individual, private militia that we have,'” Palin said, according to a transcript. “He did warn the British.”
Do you think Palin had any idea what she was talking about initially, or is she revising her original meaning?