Sarah Palin is back on the search radar as she attempts to defend her Second Amendment friendly version of Paul Revere’s midnight ride at the start of the American Revolution.
When her bus tour stopped in Massachusetts last week, Palin claimed Revere was sending a warning to the British: “He warned the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms by ringing those bells, and makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.”
When questioned about her version of the historic event on Fox News Sunday , Palin not only denied that she was in error, she offered an expanded account.
Historians say Revere did not ring bells loudly on his ride and that he only boasted that American revolutionaries were armed after he was captured by the British.
But that didn’t stop Palin sympathizers from trying to update Paul Revere’s Wikipedia page with her version of events-changes that were then deleted.
Triggering a wiki-tug-of-war over history.