Friday, June 3, 2011

The long strange trip of Paul Revere

"And I just got a chance, an opportunity, to see the birthplace of Paul Revere, the birthplace of his famous ride, and it sent a chill up my spine, cause Paul Revere is the founding father who in fact created the early warning system, which, you know, was responsible for us to being able to wipe the British off the face of the United States, as we planned to call it later."
"He who 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."

"Now, uh, a lot of people, especially the young people, think that he was trying to warn the colonialists, and that, I guess that's kind of correct as far as it goes, but he was trying to warn the British that we had big guns and big bells and those bells were ringing and it must have made an awful din and then a few months later we whipped the British and now they're the English."
"Then a little later, after we won that war, Paul Revere, he uh, he wasn't content to rest on his laurels, and he teamed up with Dick Clark on an early version of television, and he had a lot of hit records like 'Kicks' and 'Indian Reservation', you can still hear them on the radio to this very day, at least in Wasilla."

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