Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Midnight Ride Of Sarah Palin

Yesterday and today the blogasphere is in an uproar over remarks,Sarah Palin,made concerning Paul Revere's famous midnight ride 236 years ago.Patterico has a nice run down of all the intellginsa,who think Palin is so stupid with her comments about the famous Midnight Rider.In her remarks she said this;

As it turns out, it seems that Mama Grizzly may know more about American history than the media elite.At Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion,Professor,William A. Jacobson,sets all the know it all straight concerning Paul Revere.He quotes from a letter Paul Revere wrote in 1789 of his midnight ride;

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
So it seems Paul Revere really did warn the British after all.Who would have known?Sarah Palin knew!

Also,Professer Jacobson clears up the matter of the gun shots and the ringing of church bells from,David Hackett Fischer's book,"Paul Revere's Ride,"(BTW its an eye opening account of the beginning of the Revolution,if you have not read it.);

"A townsman remembered that 'repeated gunshots, the beating of drums and the ringing of bells filled the air.'.... Along the North Shore of Massachusetts, church bells began to toll and the heavy beat of drums could be heard for many miles in the night air."
Will the MSM apollogize for referring to,Sarah Palin,as an idiot?I wouldn't hold my breath,but as usual,Mama Grizzly,is right more times than she is not.

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