Sarah Palin revises history of Paul Revere’s ride

Amanda Carey | Contributor

Sarah Palin’s bus tour took her to Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday. While visiting Paul Revere’s home, the potential presidential candidate botched the history of the famous midnight ride.

Of Paul Revere, Palin 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.“

Revere, of course, warned the colonists of Charlestown that the British were approaching on the night of April 18, 1775 using lanterns (“one if by land, two if by sea”) – not bells.

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