Click here for the full footage of Governor Palin's remarks at Bangor International Airport. The crowd has been estimated at between 2,000 and 5,000. Here's a clip with some highlights:
When John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan used the "city on a hill" line, they credited it to John Winthrop. When Palin says it she attributes it to Reagan. I wonder if she knows the historical and philosophical background of that quote, or anything about the genesis of the idea of American exceptionalism. I'm going to guess no.