Thursday, September 18, 2008

She's A Witch--Burn Her!

Catherine McNicol Stock, chair of the history department at Connecticut College, blames Sarah Palin for militias, Terry Nichols and Ted Kaczynski in a September 14th Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed:
Intolerance thrives in Palin's Pacific Northwest

Despite her efforts to portray herself as an average, small-town, "folksy" American, Sarah Palin's political views -- ardently pro-gun, pro-censorship, antichoice and antigay -- make John McCain's conservative credentials pale in comparison. What few observers have said, however, is these beliefs are not just extreme -- they are radical, and even bear a comparison with some of the most notorious "rural radicals" of our time.

It has been years since groups such as the Montana Militia, the Posse Comitatus and the Sagebrush Rebels, and individuals such as Terry Nichols and Ted Kaczynski have made us wonder why so many "angry white men" populated our rural regions. Many of us have forgotten the threat once posed by domestic terrorists and instead have turned our attention to foreign terrorists. But we should never forget that in the late 20th century, ultra-Christian, antistatist and white-supremacist groups flourished in the states of the Pacific Northwest -- called by many the "Great White Northwest" -- the very region that Sarah Palin and her family call home.
Does that make Illinois Senator Obama responsible for, say, Al Capone?

(via The Corner)

4 comments:

OBloodyHell said...

Well, if she weighs more than duck, she's made of wood.

Is there really, really any question that Sarah Palin weighs more than a duck? I think not!!

So, of course she needs to be burnt.

I mean, you have know these things when you're a member of the feminist elite, you know...

bobn said...

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" - the standard by which all il-logic will be forever judged. ;-)

Except that the movie was funny, where as these "feminists" and liberals are sickening.

Also, Totally off-topic, but MaxedOutMama has doen a great job of summarizing how the financial world got so screwed up, including the major role played by Gramm-Leach-Bliley and an inoperative SEC, as well as many other players of both parties.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Yeah! And Microsoft! And Starbucks! All those right-wing crazies come from there!

Carl said...

bobn:

I am the first to admit that I don't understand finance. But plenty of smart people don't blame Gramm-Leach-Bliley:

Investor's Business Daily

Tyler Cowen

Megan McArdle

Justin Fox

I'm still trying to sort it all out.