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Sarah Palin, Part II
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From an AP story:

Sarah Palin insisted Sunday that history was on her side when she claimed that Paul Revere's famous ride was intended to warn both British soldiers and his fellow colonists.

"You realize that you messed up about Paul Revere, don't you?" "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace asked the potential 2012 presidential candidate.

"I didn't mess up about Paul Revere," replied Palin, a paid contributor to the network.

"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. You are not going to beat our own well-armed persons, individual, private militia that we have," she added. "He did warn the British."

What will happen? A whole generation will have history re-written for them by this ignorant celebrity person. History is malleable, just as are memories fallible. All it takes is repetition, repetition, repetition, especially to the undereducated and weak-minded and bingo! false memories, false history is created.

You just wait and see. In another few years, it will be the received truth that Paul Revere rode to warn the British 'that were already there' of the 'well-armed American militia'. Jingoism at its best.

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