Palin: I Didn't Flub Paul Revere
'I know my American history,' ex-governor says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2011 10:23 AM CDT
Sarah Palin says she didn't flub her US history when talking about Paul Revere's famous ride at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin will have you know that she knows her American history and "didn't mess up about Paul Revere," the might-be presidential candidate tells Fox News Sunday. Palin stood by last week's claim that Revere warned the Brits that they weren't going to take Americans' weapons, so we could "make sure we were protecting ourselves and shoring up all of our ammunitions and firearms so that they couldn’t take it." More context, via Politico:

“But remember, the British had already been there for seven years in that area, and part of Paul Revere’s ride—and it wasn’t just one ride, he was a courier, he was a messenger—was to warn the British who were already there, that you’re not going to succeed, you’re not going to take American arms, you’re not going to be your own well-armed person’s private militia that we are going to have. He did warn the British."
Palin also bashed the person who posed the Revere question, saying, “In a shout-out, gotcha type of question that was asked of me, I answered candidly and I know my American history."