Enough is Enough

BBC: Will Sarah Palin Run for President and Can She Win?

The answer is yes, and probably not.  I’ve explored all of that before — this particular BBC article made Assigned Reading because of the following quote:

But it has not been harsh press coverage that concerned her elderly parents, Chuck and Sally Heath.

In the kitchen of their Wasilla home, among an extraordinary collection of animal skins, skulls and bones, the spoils of a lifetime spent hunting and fishing, they told me that their whole family has faced death threats.

“As a mother I do have concerns about her safety and that of the kids… she knows how I feel, that it’s risky,” Sally said.

Palin’s father Chuck said a man recently had sent the family photocopies of a receipt for a gun he had bought, together with a photocopy of a one-way ticket to Alaska.

The family had laughed it off, but the man subsequently turned up in the state and was arrested by the FBI, Chuck said.

When is enough, enough?  Back in January, in the wake of the shootings in Arizona, we talked about the venom and vitriol directed toward the Palin family.  Love her or hate her, there’s a line that should not be crossed, and yet left and right, the left is crossing it.  I happen to dislike Harry Reid.  I think he’s a slime-ball.  But never in a million years would I think about acting toward him the way that the left acts toward Sarah Palin and her family.

Another point here is that it took the BBC to bring this particular episode to light.  Had such a threat been made by an NRA member or a Glenn Beck devotee toward Nancy Pelosi, it would have been front page news.  Here, however, such a threat–and a substantial step taken toward making good on that threat–was reported as dicta in a British publication.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “The answer is yes, and probably not.”

    If things keep up, you could nominate a goat and win the presidency.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The British, and yes, even the Canadian press, are sometimes ahead of the curve.

  3. Boston Blackie says:

    And yet during the last presidential election we were not allowed to use Obeyme’s middle name, that was hate speech. (Did you know that in ’76 Carter went to federal court to change the ballots in Maine because they had his birth name,James Earl,instead of Jimmy.) Two weeks ago on the steps of the MA state house during a rally in support of the WI teachers union, here are some of the comments made by our congressmen and they all got a pass from the lame stream media;
    “This is going to be a struggle at least for the next two years. Let’s be serious about this. They’re not going to back down and we’re not going to back down. This is a struggle for the hearts and minds of America,” Mike Capuano said, referring to the Tea Party counter-protestors as a “couple of nuts in the background. I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
    BTW, Capuano was mayor of a large urban city for 8 years, I wonder what he thought of unions back then.

    “The Tea Party is defending the millionaires. The unions are defending the workers. They are not the tea party of Paul Revere and Sam Adams. They are the tea party of Alice in Wonderland,” Ed Markey said.

    “There’s a difference between compromise and surrender, and the governor of Wisconsin wants us to surrender” Steven Lynch said. “There are two visions of America here. There’s the Tea Party vision and the vision of the American worker.”

    So much for toning down the hate speech after the shootings in AZ but then again when you have that (D) after your name, the rules don’t apply to you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    “a man recently had sent the family photocopies of a receipt for a gun he had bought, together with a photocopy of a one-way ticket to Alaska.”

    How bout we send the Bamster a photocopy of The Constitution and a photocopy of a one way ticket back to Chicago reserved in his name.

  5. 2010, 2012 says:

    sadly, just about every major presidential candidate has received threats of bodily harm. there will always be unbalanced people among us.

    Palin will be elected the first female U.S. president in 2012. of that i am certain.

    some are still unsure that she will run. i say she will and she will win.
    her numbers down because of the erroneous association to the Giffords incident. people are seeing that for what it was and it will not cut into her electibility. as a matter of fact the unfairness of it just might propel her in the minds of some.

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