Sarah Palin: Paul Revere's 'Midnight Ride' Warned the Brits

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Former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin has never been accused of being a brain surgeon, but her latest gaffe is another cautionary example of why she is, many say, unqualified to be a Presidential candidate: Paul Revere's ride was not to warn U.S. Revolutionary War patriots, but instead to warn the British.

On Thursday, Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour stopped in Boston, MA where she toured the sites along Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red (mostly brick) path through downtown Boston that leads to 16 significant historic sites.

Intent enough to recognize the historical significance of Boston, Palin recognized the city’s Paul Revere and his famous “Midnight Ride.” As Longfellow said in the initial portion of his famous poem about the ride,

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

In that ride, Revere hung two lanterns and rode to Lexington to warn Patriot leaders that the British army was arriving “by sea.” Palin, however, offered her own take, on the tale, which as usual was ... interesting.

He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh 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 and we were going to be armed.

You can watch a video below, which proves the point.

Palin was the same person who didn't know that Africa was a continent, and didn't know all the countries in North America. Even Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, whose company employs Palin, believes she is "an idiot."

Watch the video:

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