The reception had been better in Clearwater, where 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.)Sarah Palin has crossed the line into a dangerous and lethal desperation. Sarah Palin has crossed the line into the moral equivalent of an incitement to murder and assassination. At first I thought the worst thing about her was being a bad choice. Now I realize she represents a sociopathetic danger to American politics, not driven by ideology alone, but hatred and strife.
"Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.
Palin also told those gathered that Obama doesn't like American soldiers. "He said that our troops in Afghanistan are just, quote, 'air-raiding villages and killing civilians,' " she said, drawing boos from a crowd that had not been told Obama was actually appealing for more troops in Afghanistan.
She's gotta be stopped. If John McCain has any decency or sense left in him, he will put a stop to this bone-chilling turn of events within his own campaign. Pit bulls with bloody mouths are gonna seem like quaint Americana if, egged on by an ice-cold provocateur like Sarah Palin, the worst should happen.