“I Have Found It!”


Only because I also ridiculed Ann Curry for misidentifying the graduates of the school where she spoke in May do I feel this is appropriate to point out.

In Sarah Palin’s controversial visit to California State University, Stanislaus this past weekend she spoke of one of her political heroes, Ronald Reagan, who served as governor of California from 1967 to 1975. As Palin explained to a rapt audience:

This is Reagan country. And perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California’s Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State.

Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932. The college is in Eureka, Illinois. Reagan first moved to California in 1937. [Image via]

Washington Monthly - Donate today and your gift will be doubled!

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer