Friday, August 13, 2010
Whatever else you might think of her, it is hard not to admire Sarah Palin's capacity for causing Democrats to spontaneously detonate their own political careers.
A New Hampshire state legislator resigned his office Thursday after becoming the second Democrat in as many days to speculate about Sarah Palin's death on Facebook.
State Rep. Timothy Horrigan made the remarks Wednesday night in a thread discussing the Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens.
"Well a dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one...she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn't commit any more gaffes," Horrigan wrote.
I admit, I am a bit surprised that the dude resigned. Would his constituents really have tossed him out for a quip about Sarah Palin, however blockheaded, on his Facebook page?
Speaking as a NH-ite, it's less that Rep. Horrigan would have been tossed out by the voters than the NH Democratic Party not wanting ANY bad publicity that could further undermine their chances of being elected to the US House and Senate, and re-elected to the governor's seat. There are over 400 members in NH's State Legislature, so when one of them takes it for the team, s/he is pretty easily glossed over and replaced.
It would be so cool if she was elected president. A number of lefties and media people (same thing I guess) would become so apoplectic that I think we would see some spontaneous combustion from a few of them. Olberman's head might finally burst into flame right on the air.