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Sarah Palin the pit bull


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You don't have to be in the tank for one candidate or the other to be repulsed by what John McCain's vice-presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, has been doing on the stump lately.

According to news reports, she has incited her adoring crowds into yelling terms like "traitor," "terrorist," and "kill him" when she utters the name of her opponent at the top of the ticket, Barack Obama.

Nobody is against tough campaigning, but I think many would agree that this kind of rabble-rousing is beyond the pale. It is an attempt to awaken the ugliest side of the American character, and once one gets over the spine chills at the idea of what this kind of rhetoric could unleash in the body politic, one is overcome with sadness that a man as honorable as John McCain, who has given so much to his country, has stooped this low in his single-minded quest for the brass ring.

For, surely, it is John McCain who allows Sarah Palin to continue in this vein. His advisers may have seduced him with the siren song, "You can either be principled, or you can win," but had he not chosen to look the other way while she did his dirty work for him, it would surely not happen. He probably figures there is plenty of time to regain his integrity after he's elected, but we've now seen what he's capable of.

I liked the John McCain of 2000, along with many of my compatriots. I heard one wag on TV say, "Back in 2000, John McCain said there was a special place in hell for those Bush campaign operatives who smeared him. It seems that place is now in the McCain campaign, because they're all working for him."

Yes, it's all very sad.


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Ah…..just to keep everything in perspective here, have you forgotten that it was hard core leftist liberal democrat Alex Baldwin, who shouted from a stage for everyone to go to Henry Hyde’s house, pull his whole family out and stone them to death?!

Before you point your universally known biased finger at anyone else, ANYONE ELSE, you better make sure your own finger doesn’t smell like Bill Clinton’s cigar!


Bull Gator,

Alex Baldwin was not running for office,
let alone that of the Presidency or Vice
Presidency.

There are nasty lunatics all around. But
when politicians start encouraging the
lunatics, then we as a nation are in very
serious trouble.


Campaigns are a race to see who's lies can be best decorated as truth. I'd say the parties are in a dead heat.


Once again, a bullseye! Almost as sad as the spectacle of McCain disgracing himself is that of those who seek to excuse him or express a fake even-handedness on the issue. The core of the GOP has now ceased to be a credible source of governance and become a focus of moral infection.


LMAO!!! LOVE this one... good job!


Are we to see a retraction since it's been verified by the FBI that no one yelled anything at Palin's rally?


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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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