What is it with Gov. Sarah Palin? Now, we know she is in the midst of a political campaign and she and her running mate Sen. John McCain are going to attack Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden on everything and blame them for everything. We knows this. But, how about a little fundamental fairness? Apparently, when any Republican does an interview with NBC or MSNBC (when they are asked tough questions rather than those soft toss softballs phony “journalists” like Sean Hannity throw) they seem to put their foot squarely in their mouth (ask Congresswoman Michele Bachmann). In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Gov. Palin was asked about her definition of what constitutes a “domestic terrorist” in light of continued Republican attacks of Sen. Barack Obama using Bill Ayers. Abortion clinic bombers have engaged in some horrific acts of domestic terrorism. But, Gov. Palin was not quite ready to label this kind of extremism “domestic terrorism.” Here is a portion of the transcript from Think Progress:
Q: Is an abortion clinic bomber a terrorist, under this definition, governor?
PALIN: (Sigh). There’s no question that Bill Ayers via his own admittance was one who sought to destroy our U.S. Capitol and our Pentagon. That is a domestic terrorist. There’s no question there. Now, others who would want to engage in harming innocent Americans or facilities that uh, it would be unacceptable. I don’t know if you’re going to use the word terrorist there.
So, apparently it is only domestic terrorism when it can be used as an attack weapon against Sen. Barack Obama. Sure, it’s “unacceptable,” but why, Gov. Palin, is it not domestic terrorism? Could it be she feels some since of sympathy for the cause of these anti-abortion extremists who engage in these detestable acts all across the United States of America? Gov. Palin spends a lot of time talking about real Americans and what real Americans are like and what their values are like. How then can she turn around and be so apparently sympathetic to those who engage in acts of domestic terrorism? We can’t minimize these despicable attacks on women exercising their constitutional rights with personal choices. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are the first to talk about the federal government being too involved in our everyday lives, but they are the first ones to step into a women’s bedroom, bathroom and clinic to tell her what to do about what should be a personal and private decision.