On Thursday night, Palin addressed a North Carolina fund-raiser and said:
"We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe...that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation."This was picked up be media outlets quickly (as well it should have) and Obama spokesperson Bill Burton said: spokesman Bill Burton asked in an e-mail to reporters, "What part of the country isn't pro-America?"
In Stewart's monologue, he said (though it's hard to make out from the video):
He (McCain) made an interesting vice presidential choice.Watch the video, but be aware it's hard to hear and there are some expletives:
I like the woods ... I just don't know if I would pull my vice president out of the woods randomly.
She came out again today. She was talking to a small town, she said that small towns, that's the part of the country she really likes going to because that's the pro-America part of the country.
You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly ... [expletive] you.
I've never seen someone with a greater disparity between how cute they sound when they're saying something and how terrible what they're saying is.
Don't ya know, Obama, by golly, he just is a terrorist? What? Oh, you know, he just, gosh, kills babies, you know.
I'm so over the idea that only small-town America is the heart and soul. Small-town America is fine, but it's the same as cities. Cities are just a lot of towns piled on top of each other in one place.
They have this whole thing that somehow we can write off entire swaths of the country, that we are somehow ... I get it. You know, New York City wasn't good enough for [expletive] Osama bin Laden, it better be good enough for you.
I can't take it anymore. After eight years of this divisiveness, we're back to this old idea that only small-town America is the real America. That the other parts of America ...
I get it. I'm from New York. We have a lot of gay people. But homosexuals don't have sodomy on top of Russian flags.