Last week, America's favorite professor Sarah Palin taught us all a lesson about Paul Revere, the American revolutionary who, in Palin's words,
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.
This is not the, let's say, commonly-accepted account of events. But Palin is anything but commonly-accepted! Today on Fox News Sunday she told Chris Wallace:
I am well aware that I have never written anything but fictions. I do not mean to say, however, that truth is therefore absent. It seems to me that the possibility exists for fiction to function in truth. One ‘fictions' history on the basis of a political reality that makes it true, one ‘fictions' a politics not yet in existence on the basis of a historical truth.
Kidding! No, actually, she said some bullshit about how she was actually right about Revere because "[p]art of [his] ride... was to warn the British who were already there, that you're not going to succeed, you're not going to take American arms."