Palin: I didn't 'mess up' Paul Revere history

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Palin: I didn't 'mess up' Paul Revere history
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Mon, 06-06-2011 - 1:59pm
I wonder if one of her goals is to rewrite history.... ;)

 nwtreehugger  

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This is the question she was asked before she gave her garbled version of history: "“What have you seen so far today and what are you going to take away from your visit?”

I have no idea how that could possibly be construed as a "gotcha question," but then again, Sarah Palin is very good at playing the victim.
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iluvkrat wrote:
This is the question she was asked before she gave her garbled version of history: "“What have you seen so far today and what are you going to take away from your visit?”

I have no idea how that could possibly be construed as a "gotcha question," but then again, Sarah Palin is very good at playing the victim.


Yep.

 nwtreehugger  

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Blind (and deaf) faith is inarguable.

Jabberwocka

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So true...but then they look around, wonder what happened & try to blame someone else...sigh...

 nwtreehugger  

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*** Palin said this first: "He who warned uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, 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.”

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...while historians are rolling their eyes and shaking their heads what Palin passes off as history.
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Next thing you know, they'll try to revise Longfellow's poem

Jabberwocka

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Allison has a right to his own interpretation of history. Who knows? Maybe he supports Palin politically. Certainly, there are plenty of other historians who do not agree that "Palin got her history right". http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sarah-palins-account-paul-reveres-midnight-ride-shot/story?id=13773745

I was amused by the Wikipedia kerfuffle (http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/susan-milligan/2011/06/08/sarah-palin-and-the-wikipedia-war-over-paul-revere) and wondered how long it would take before one of Palin's addled supporters decided to do a revision of Longfellow's poem. Not to worry. Though it has not yet been rewritten, one consistently ideological and often-other-than-factual outlet has chosen to go the route of discredit: http://www.newsmax.com/Entertainment/sarah-palin-henry-longfellow/2011/06/07/id/399125

Jabberwocka

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Allison has a right to his own interpretation of history. Who knows? Maybe he supports Palin politically. Certainly, there are plenty of other historians who do not agree that "Palin got her history right". http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sarah-palins-account-paul-reveres-midnight-ride-shot/story?id=1377374...