Palin defenders are not getting this subtle distinction. Instead they favor defending her foolish error in a foolish fashion.
This is what I think Palin meant, it may have not come out that way but not for one second would I think Sarah would accuse Paul Revere as being a traitor. This would go against every thing that was taught in our schools, but the left is quick to try to trip her up for any reason, so the political assassination motive goes to the left, after all it is their MO.Revere "told" the British in an effort to intimidate them,
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.