Sarah Palin has the liberals twittering away again, much like after her "party like it's 1773" comment last year that had them in stitches - until they realized she was right.
This time, Palin made a few remarks on Paul Revere's midnight ride. In her remarks, she mentions the tolling of bells, beating of drums and Revere warning the British that the Americans are coming. Wait, what? our intrepid media wondered. Warning the British the Americans are coming? What a buffoon!
The press chuckled at this latest illustration of their narrative that she is a blathering idiot. They crowed gleefully about the hypocrisy of this woman on a bus tour to educate people about America not knowing the basic facts about something as well known as Revere's ride. They even mocked her reference to the ringing of bells and beating of drums in the wake of Revere's alarm.
The thing is, she's right. It seems Mr. Revere personally wrote an accounting (spelling original, emphasis mine) of his famous ride (via Massachussetts Historical Society):
I observed a Wood at a Small distance, & made for that. When I got there, out Started Six officers, on Horse back,and orderd me to dismount;-one of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, where I came from,& what my Name Was? I told him. it was Revere, he asked if it was Paul? I told him yes He asked me if I was an express? I answered in the afirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston? I told him; and aded, that their troops had catched aground in passing the River, and that There would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up. He imediately rode towards those who stoppd us, when all five of them came down upon a full gallop; one of them, whom I afterwards found to be Major Mitchel, of the 5th Regiment, Clapped his pistol to my head, called me by name, & told me he was going to ask me some questions, & if I did not give him true answers, he would blow my brains out. He then asked me similar questions to those above. He then orderd me to mount my Horse, after searching me for arms
Hmmm. Sounds like a warning to me. And how did the militias, once alerted by Revere, warn the countryside and call their members to arms? Why, by ringing church bells, beating drums, and firing shots in the air of course. How else would it be done in 1775? Twittering a flash mob? Phone tree?
Yet again they underestimate her and make the mistake of buying their own false narrative. Yet again they have egg on their faces.
Talk about summer fun!