Thursday, October 2, 2008

That was John Winthrop, Governor

"Governor" is not the word I spoke to the television, but I am a public person and this is a family blog. Ronald Reagan did speak of the shining city on a hill, Governor Palin, but the first one to say this, evoking biblical images, was John Winthrop, sometime around 1630. I had my little darlings read that very text this year in our History of Religion in America clas.

That's my pedantic comment for the evening.

Back to the debate.

1 comment:

Algernon said...

Remember, when Katie Couric asked Palin what newspapers or magazines she read, Palin stumbled a bit and finally answered, "All of them."

Someone who reads that much, you expect her to attribute every little quote? :-)