Sarah Palin supporters attempt to change history
Ah, Sarah Palin… where do I even start? By now you know about her ridiculous version of American history that had Paul Revere trash-talking the British like a bellicose Red Sox fan:
And you probably also know that she defended her remarks, refusing to acknowledge that she was dead wrong. When Chris Matthews on Fox News called her on her flub, she said “Part of Paul Revere’s ride… was to warn the British that were already there, that ‘Hey, you are not going to succeed. You’re not going to take American arms. You are not going to beat our own well-armed persons, individual private militia that we have.'”
And that’s Doh!-inducing enough. But it gets worse: Some Palin supporters have apparently been trying to rewrite the Wikipedia article on Paul Revere to support her version of events. They are literaly trying to rewrite history to make it more palatable for their bespectacled demigod. Check out the discussion page of the Paul Revere entry to see the argument.
And, as an added bonus, take a look at this brilliant HuffPo gallery of Palin quotes as enacted by teen girls. Because seriously, she sounds younger and brattier than most of the airheads at my school — and that’s saying something.