The Palins un-American activities

David Talbot writes:

Imagine the uproar if Michelle Obama was revealed to have joined a black nationalist party whose founder preached armed secession from the United States and who enlisted the government of Iran in his cause? The Obama campaign would probably not have survived such an explosive revelation. Particularly if Barack Obama himself was videotaped giving the anti-American secessionists his wholehearted support just months ago.

[From The Palins’ un-American activities | Salon ]

On September 2nd, I wrote about the same incident1

Simply imagine the uproar if an associate of Barack Obama voiced such an opinion of the United States – the gnashing of teeth could be heard as far away as the moon.

and concluded:

Simply imagine if somebody, like a preacher at the church Obama attended, for instance2, claimed to hate America and despise the American flag. You wouldn’t even hear of any more hurricane news, the coverage would be so vigorous. However, since Sarah Palin is a Republican, such connections are not worthy of much discussion.

Somebody's Girlfriend in front of the fire

At least Talbot linked to me. Err, well, no, he just had the same thought as me, several weeks later. Such confluences happen, occasionally.

  1. Joe Vogler and his incendiary quotes regarding his white hot hatred of the United States []
  2. Reverend Jeremiah Wright, remember him? []

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