Monday, October 06, 2008


I frequently describe today's Republican Party platform as being a tumbleweed of contradictions and hollow platitudes, devoid of any meaningful principles, but its increasingly desperate ticket for the White House is making it clear that that description is way too charitable.

Scenes from the Two-Minutes Hate in Clearwater, Florida, earlier today:
Worse, Palin's routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric's questions for her "less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media." At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, "Sit down, boy."


Palin, speaking to a sea of "Palin Power" and "Sarahcuda" T-shirts, tried to link Obama to the 1960s Weather Underground. "One of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," she said. ("Boooo!" said the crowd.) "And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,' " she continued. ("Boooo!" the crowd repeated.)

"Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.


Eric said...

Apparently the secret service is investigating that comment. There are so many other shouts from the audience too. Sarah "Riling up the Racists" Palin is a complete joke and unless you are die hard through and through conservative, I've found that most people are quite scared of her.

SBVOR said...


Did you actually fall for the “Kill him” LIE?