January 14th, 2010
10:25 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin's favorite founding father

(CNN) - When it comes to the founding fathers, Sarah Palin appeared to have a difficult time on deciding which one is her favorite.

Asked by fellow Fox News commentator Glenn Beck who of this country's founders is her favorite, Palin said "All of them."

Calling that reply "Bullcrap," Beck pressed her to pick a favorite:

"So much diverse opinion, and so much diversity in terms of belief but collectively they came together to form this union. And they were led by, of course, George Washington. So he's got to rise to the top."

"Washington was the consummate statesman. He served, he returned power to the people," she continued. "He didn't want to be a king - he returned power to the people, then he went back to Mount Vernon, he went back to his farm."

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  1. Michael

    Why does her answer not surprise me?

    January 14, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. Boisepoet

    I'm surprised she didn't say Abraham Lincoln...

    January 14, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  3. Gerald West

    Actually, Washington was just a moderator as far as government was concerned. He was a fine general, however.

    January 14, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  4. Doug Kennedy

    "All of them." Just like magazines.

    January 14, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  5. Orange Curtain, CA

    She has just NO CLUE. It's painfully obvious she doesn't know anything about U.S. History yet alone foreign policy or how many Koreas there are.

    January 14, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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