Eugene Robinson on Sarah Palin

Whenever I start to feel that Sarah Palin is actually capable of sounding intelligent, Eugene Robinson knocks some sense into me. After expressing his disappointment over how the right wing leaders have handled the passage of the health care bill, Robinson singles out Palin:

“It was Sarah Palin, the Eva Peron of the tea party crowd, who used Facebook to target 20 Democrats who voted for health-care reform, indicating their districts’ locations on a map with the cross hairs of a rifle scope. It was Palin who wrote on Twitter: “Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: ‘Don’t Retreat, Instead — RELOAD!’ Pls see my Facebook page.”

That anyone still listens to this person is one of the most unfortunate unintended consequences of social networking.”

He further points out that it is reckless to tell a bunch of right wing extremists to “reload”. I couldn’t agree more.


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