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Factcheck: Palin’s twist on Paul Revere

Much-ridiculed former governor altered history - but isn't entirely wrong

Sarah Palin's much-ridiculed story of Paul Revere isn't entirely wrong, but it's badly twisted. Revere didn't ring bells or fire shots, and he was riding to warn two fellow rebels that the British were coming to arrest them — not to warn the British "that they weren't going to be taking away our arms."
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Jun 7, 2011, 4:23 pm
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Palin is an ignoramus, to the point of embarrassing indecency. She, at this juncture, is a public figure on par with soap-operatic reality stars, with a dangerous edge, since she so blatantly panders to
the delusions and paranoiac of the Conservative lunatic fringe.
If and When she declares her intention to again run for political office, her obvious, patent disconnects with fact will prove her to be a much more dangerous liar than some rather low level ( in a myriad of ways) duly elected Representative who lies about his personal/social life or lack thereof, whose Party has the decency to disavow themselves of his lying regarding possibly reprehensive on-line activities - irresponsible, furtive and tacky indeed, but so far nothing that has been proven of an illegal nature) that certainly do not even approach the illegalities of Former Gov. Palin’s theft of monies for her personal wardrobe, or mis-use of her powers towards the Alaskan State Troopers to carry out personal vendettas, or mis-use of Federal monies. Maybe she hasn’t show her undies to men on line ( that I know of), but she sure has shown all of the world her dirty laundry.

Jun 7, 2011, 5:17 pm
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Suzanne L, your thinking and commentary is delusional and irrational. Palin’s circus antics are not fear inducing to the realistic and reasonable Majority, though her methodology is fear-mongering and her appeal is to the fearful Conservative lunatic fringe.

Jun 7, 2011, 7:05 pm
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There is something twisted and suspect about a politician who seeks to run on the paranoia and hate ticket- who hates government, who despises the ethos of the reasonable majority of American people - the ordinary voter- and seeks to “rescue” them from themselves, yet who would seek to secure a paycheck from governing them.
Grizzlies - moms or otherwise- generally end up solitary, with flies buzzing around their heads- or in the case of Sarah Palin - inside the space between their ears where others have functioning brains.

Jun 7, 2011, 7:26 pm
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Revere was captured by said redcoats and did indeed defiantly warn them of the awakened militia awaiting their arrival ahead and of the American Revolution’s inevitable victory.

So Revere presented critical information to the enemy, and that is what Palin chose to emphasize about American Revolutionary history.

Who looks stupid


Jun 7, 2011, 7:30 pm
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I think Sarah Palin’s bus tour is her own modern re-enactment of Revere’s ride

Presenting critical information to the enemy as well, one assumes-

Now, who looks stupid

Jun 7, 2011, 8:21 pm
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So you view the American electorate as the “enemy”?

I rest my case.

That you interpret that I was referencing the American People ...proves that you are yet another Twisted Sister for your crush Palin.

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