Sarah Palin On Paul Revere Ride: I Didn't Get History Wrong (VIDEO) Posted: 06/ 5/11 11:23 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Sarah Palin says she didn't mess up her history on Paul Revere.
The potential 2012 presidential candidate was in Boston on Thursday as part of her bus tour when she was asked about the Revolutionary War hero.
Palin said Revere "warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms."
Palin, a paid Fox News contributor, told "Fox News Sunday" that she was correct
. She says there were British soldiers in the area for years before Revere's legendary ride, and that he was warning them, as well as his fellow colonists.
"Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there that 'hey, you're not going to take American arms, you are not going to beat our own well-armed persons individual private militia that we have.'"
She blamed her previous answer on the media, saying it was a "gotcha question."
The Paul Revere House's website says that on April 18, 1775, Dr. Joseph Warren instructed Revere to ride to Lexington, Mass., to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them.
Watch Palin speak about Revere at the Old North Church in Boston:
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BIG idea. Palin running with Bachmann. Plan to have Paul Revere warn the British in Lexington and Concord, New Hampshire. #historylesson
Palin, oddly, sticks to (wrong) story that Paul Revere rode to "warn the British" - she's bordering on mental illness http://t.co/NW3pq5M
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