Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The POST's Parker Feels The Hate

Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post has received hate mail in response to her column calling for Sarah Palin to step down for the good of the Republican ticket.

In her October 1st column Ms. Parker wrote that she was called an "traitor and an idiot", and that her mother should have aborted her and left her in a dumpster. An unnamed conservative organization also cancelled a speech Ms Parker was scheduled to give.

"Readers have every right to reject my opinion. But when we decide that a person is a traitor and should die for having an opinion different from one's own, we cross into territory that puts all freedoms at risk. (I hear you, Dixie Chicks.)"

Ms. Parker referred to the lockstep partisanship of Congress as almost Stalinist. I say to those who threaten death to those of other opinions; isn't that the same as the mullahs who issue fatahs to those who sin against Islam, who defy orthodoxy and therefore must die?

Thank you Kathleen Parker for having the courage to speak out.

And to change your opinion.

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