Palin’s Paul Revere lesson: The most postmodern of verbal gaffes

The ex-governor of Alaska is no stranger to public missteps, but her revisionist history theory—and the reaction to it—might be her most bizarre episode to date.

To recap, the former Alaska governor-turned-professional public figure told a crowd in Boston that Revere “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.”

The press let out a collective “hooray” and lambasted Palin—as it’s wont to do—for her latest installment of duh-worthy discourse.

The fallout has been pleasantly postmodern.

There’s the revamping of Paul Revere’s Wikipedia page.

There’s the historical expert analysis, which somehow supports Palin.

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