Sunday, October 5, 2008

vice presidential jihad

It is an absolute outrage that a potential Vice President of the US calls the Democratic nominee a pal of "terrorists" and someone who does not think like other Americans. She is basically calling on her patriot brethren to bring justice to bear on this man. It's worth looking at a previous post again. Many of us thought that she was fed these line unbeknownst to her. Now maybe we should think differently about this.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Gov. Palin's reading list:
Fascist writer Westbrook Pegler, an avowed racist who Sarah Palin approvingly quoted in her acceptance speech for the moral superiority of small town values, expressed his fervent hope about my father, Robert F. Kennedy, as he contemplated his own run for the presidency in 1965, that "some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow flies."

It might be worth asking Governor Palin for a tally of the other favorites from her reading list.

From the Wall Street Journal op-ed:
It tells us something about Sarah Palin's homage to small-town America, delivered to an enthusiastic GOP convention last week, that she chose to fire it up with an unsourced quotation from the all-time champion of fake populism, the belligerent right-wing columnist Westbrook Pegler.

"We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity," the vice-presidential candidate said, quoting an anonymous "writer," which is to say, Pegler, who must have penned that mellifluous line when not writing his more controversial stuff. As the New York Times pointed out in its obituary of him in 1969, Pegler once lamented that a would-be assassin "hit the wrong man" when gunning for Franklin Roosevelt..."

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