Oct. 16, 2008
"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, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation."
Palin at a fundraiser in Greensboro, North Carolina, suggesting only some parts of the country are "pro-America." A spokesperson later said that Palin wasn't insulting D.C., but rather was "reinforcing the message that the best of our America isn't confined to our nation's capitol." In a CNN interview the following week, Palin apologized and said she doesn't want that remark "misunderstood," without elaborating as to what she did really mean