Over the weekend, Sarah Palin visited Boston’s Freedom Trail, she was quoted as saying that when stopped by British soldiers, Paul Revere warned them of the coming Minutemen. The libs had a field-day. “See, see! She’s stooopid!”
Sarah Palin was correct. When stopped, he did warn the British against proceeding to seize the arms and powder at Lexington and other villages.
From the Boston Herald.
You betcha she was right!By Chris Cassidy
Monday, June 6, 2011 –Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up.Palin prompted howls of partisan derision when she said on Boston’s Freedom Trail that Revere “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 insisted yesterday on Fox News Sunday she was right: “Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there. That, hey, you’re not going to succeed. You’re not going to take American arms.”In fact, Revere’s own account of the ride in a 1798 letter seems to back up Palin’s claim. Revere describes how after his capture by British officers, he warned them “there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.”Boston University history professor Brendan McConville said, “Basically when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say to them, ‘Look, there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting,’ and the British are aware as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing — she was right about that — and warning shots being fired. That’s accurate.”Patrick Leehey of the Paul Revere House said Revere was probably bluffing his British captors, but reluctantly conceded that it could be construed as Revere warning the British.“I suppose you could say that,” Leehey said. “But I don’t know if that’s really what Mrs. Palin was referring to.”McConville said he also is not convinced that Palin’s remarks reflect scholarship.“I would call her lucky in her comments,” McConville said.
“‘I would call her lucky in her comments,’ McConville said.”
Even when she proves the libs are wrong, when their own academics say she was right, “She was lucky.”
This is just an example why we must win every election come 2012 and then permanently remove these…well you complete that sentence. The Libs will show you whom they fear.