Sarah Palin hits the red carpet at Time 100 Gala in New York [Video]

Sarah Palin hit the red carpet with her husband and daughter Piper at the TIME 100 gala Tuesday night at the Time Warner Center in New York.

Palin was selected for the TIME 100, the annual list of people whose ideas, innovations and actions are shaping our world.

“Her rugged individualism, self-reliance and a herculean work ethic resonate now more than ever in a country spinning away from these basics that made the U.S.A. the last best place,” Ted Nugent writes in the TIME article.

It was a star-studded event that included Ashton and Demi, Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and Glenn Beck. But as New York Magazine reports, “the most buzzed-about guest by far was Sarah Palin. Photographers, fans, and, yes, reporters like us swarmed her from the second she walked in the room with husband Todd and her 9-year-old daughter Piper.”

Palin participated in the TIME 100 dinner tradition of giving a toast to those who influence her. “I want to make a toast to all at this press event who agree with Thomas Jefferson, who said that our liberty depends on the freedom of the press,” she said. “So I want to lift a glass to those who defend that freedom. Our finest, the men and women in uniform who defend that freedom, our Constitution, and our exceptional way of life in America.”

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