In her tour as a new Fox News contributor, Sarah Palin's first stop was Bill O'Reilly
, and on Wednesday night she dropped in to see Glenn Beck. Emotional sparks filled the air during their first on-air meeting, which touched on everything from the pains of fame to the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty's crown. On Beck's Diary and Palin's Soul
BECK: Before we start, Sarah, I want to read what I wrote last night in my journal, because it's about you. Tomorrow, I meet Sarah Palin and family for the first time. I'm actually a little nervous ... I don't know if she can lead and not lose her soul. On Notoriety
BECK: You and I both were, I think, the number one and number two Halloween costume of the year. Did you know that? We both have been nailed on "Saturday Night Live" as being stupid. We are also both just recently voted on the most admired list of people in the world. We both have been on the cover of major magazines in the last year.
We're both probably -- probably top five most hated people in America.
PALIN: I dare say. On Exposing Radicalism
BECK: When I first started talking about radical revolutionary crazy people in the White House and surrounding the system, did you at first believe it?
PALIN: I believed it and we wave some red flags in the election, John McCain and I, and those around us as to what was coming. The obvious red flag, the "redistribution of wealth" statement that President Obama had said as a candidate and we were perplexed at the end of the day that people heard those statements and yet still chose that route.
BECK: It killed me to vote for John McCain. And I voted for John McCain because of you.
On the Coming Revolution
BECK: I feel like we're on the verge of -- I don't even know what it felt like at the edge of the Industrial Revolution, or edge of the American Revolution, or the civil war, or any of the times -- at the end of World War II where you could feel it. And it's always been a good thing in
America except for civil war where you could feel -- wow, things are going to change.
PALIN: Wow. Yes. Yes.
BECK: What do we change into?
PALIN: And I think things are going to change, too. And if you look back in history, you see that it is about -- every 200 years, something drastically changes in a society, in a culture, in a governmental system. We're due for that change -- just on a historical perspective, it shows us that yes, something is coming.On the Constitutionality of Health Care
BECK: Is universal health care constitutional?
PALIN: I don't believe that it is constitutional. I believe that it violates the Tenth Amendment. I believe it usurps states rights.On Harry Reid's 'Negro' Comment
BECK: What are your thoughts on the Harry Reid thing first?
PALIN: I don't believe that he's a racist but I believe that his comments, you can't defend them. I want to see him go anyway, you know, for. On Political Correctness
BECK: You have a handicapped child and I have a handicapped child. I'm not going to call anybody handy-capable. I think it's insulting to everybody. First of all, as a mom, does that made you -- did I just anger you?
PALIN: No. For some reason, I wasn't offended.On the Statue of Liberty
BECK: You were telling me before we went on the air stuff I didn't know about the Statue of Liberty and the 24 windows.
PALIN: Twenty-five windows. Yes.
BECK: What is this?
PALIN: Gems, representing the natural resources in our nation.
BECK: Yes, I didn't -- I didn't know that.
PALIN: Well, I had my son Google for me real quick. What does everything mean? What are the symbols?
BECK: Did you think there will be a test on this?
PALIN: Yes. I thought, oh, no, he's going to do a gotcha on what do those seven points mean and that's why I google -- I had Track google real quick. On the Founding Fathers
BECK: Who is your favorite founder?
PALIN: You know, well, all of them because they came collectively together with so much diverse .
BECK: Bull crap. Who is your favorite?
PALIN: So much diverse opinion and so much diversity in terms of belief, but collectively they came together to form this union...No, and they were led by, of course, George Washington, so he's got to rise to the top. Washington was the consummate statesman.
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