"He who warned uh, the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed." (Watch the video)As any elementary school student can probably tell you, Paul Revere was not attempting to warn the British when he rode around crying, "The British are coming." Nor was he ringing bells and trying to protect gun rights.
Apparently Palin learned nothing at any of the five colleges she attended.
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The World According to Sarah Palin
Palin's botched history quickly drew widespread mockery on Twitter, where comedians and other jokesters began Tweeting historical facts as imagined by Palin (using the hashtags #AccordingToPalin and #PalinHistory). A few of the best:
@pandagon Paul Revere found a mosquito in amber, and from that, brought dinosaurs to the Pilgrims. #PalinHistory
@TheDailyShow After the British burned Atlanta, folks didn't wait for handouts -- they rebuilt it in the golden age of Reconstruction. #AccordingtoPalin
@TheDailyShow Betsy Ross was like America's mama grizzly, sewin' stars and stripes on the uniforms of those greatest generation heroes. #AccordingtoPalin
@sayno2pharma We fought the Cold War to prevent global warming. Duh. That's why we call it the "Cold War." #AccordingtoPalin
@brx0 If the Indians *really* wanted the Pilgrims to stay away, why did they build all those casinos? #PalinHistory
@TheDailyShow As George Washington said, "No government health care, thanks, I'll make my own teeth from small-town American wood!" #AccordingtoPalin
@sayno2pharma Marie Antoinette said "Let 'em eat moose!"#PalinHistory
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