WASHINGTON, DC – Sarah Palin told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that Paul Revere discovered America in 1915.
The former Alaska governor, originally told reporters in New England that Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms 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.”
Many Americans were quick to point out that Paul Revere took his “midnight ride” to warn the colonists that “the British are coming”, he was not warning the British that “the British are coming.”
On Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Palin corrected herself.
“You know what? I did mess up about Paul Revere. I have since skimmed some history books and I learned that Paul Revere actually was the one who landed on Ellis Island and discovered America in 1915 – right after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.”
Even Paul Revere was confused by Palin’s remarks:
Palin went on to say that it was Betsy Ross who convinced Paul Revere to make apple pie for the Indians he was about to kill with his machine guns. She said she believes that Paul Revere is our least known, but greatest, U.S. President.
“I know my American history,” she said.
When Chris Wallace pointed out her many historical errors, Palin said. “You know, Chris, if you put lipstick on a duck, it quacks.”
Wallace told Palin that Paul Revere was never President of the United States.
“Oh, Chris, there you go again, believing the propaganda put forth by this evil Obama administration. They just want to erase all of the good American history we all learned in kindergarten. But I won’t let them forget about Paul Revere or Ghandi. Two of our greatest Americans.”
When asked if she was going to run for President, Palin told Wallace, “That depends if George Bush runs again. If he doesn’t, I will be certainly be the candidate, if he does, then I will have to wait until 2014 when we have our next election.”
The Sarah Palin bus tour continues today. She’s heading to Toronto, Canada to spend time with “real Americans.”