The “lamestream” media are coming, the “lamestream” media are coming! But Sarah Palin is standing her ground over her interpretation of Paul Revere’s historic Midnight Ride.
“I didn’t mess up about Paul Revere,” she told “Fox News Sunday” yesterday.
Palin was referring to her comments Thursday in Boston, when she told a local TV reporter that Revere “warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms.”
Video of Palin’s interview went viral almost immediately, and she largely was mocked.
Palin defended her remarks yesterday, claiming there was more than one Midnight Ride. “Part of Paul Revere’s ride … was to warn the British that we’re already there. That, hey, you’re not going to succeed,” she said.
According to the Paul Revere House, Revere was sent to Lexington, Mass., to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them.
The Washington Post suggested yesterday that Palin may have been referring to historical accounts that are not included in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem. According to some texts, Revere was detained by the British and interrogated at gunpoint, and warned his captors that 500 American militiamen awaited them in Concord, Mass.