"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.