Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Race For The White House- Its Going To Get Ugly

From my Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus- terroristic- adj-characterized by or practicing terror as a means of coercion
syn- gestapo
rel-coercive, brutal, strong-arm, cruel, merciless, immoral,improper, unsanctioned.

Governor Sarah Palin (whom I might suggest probably thought The Weathermen was a Seattle grunge band until being told by Republican operatives that they were a 1960's group of political radicals), told a Colorado gathering that Barack Obama "is palling around with terrorists who would target their own country".

She, of course, is referring to Obama's casual relationship with Bill Ayers, one of the founders of The Weathermen. The extent of the relationship between Ayres, now a college professor, and Obama, is tenuous at best. The featured post below this entry has more details courtesy of The Guardian, the distinguished newspaper from the United Kingdom.

In my opinion, it is sad and pathetic that the McCain campaign is so desperate that it has to resort to "Rovian" smear tactics. And it is even sadder that McCain, a man who showed such courage and fortitude in his military service shows so little of it in appointing Sarah Palin as his surrogate attack dog.

Guilt by effective strategy once employed by the Spanish Inquisition....and by the superstitious rabble in 1690's Salem, Massachusetts...and during the Red Scare of the 1920's....and of course, by Senator "Tail Gunner Joe" McCarthy in the 1950's.

I suppose at an upcoming rally Governor Palin will hold a paper high in the air and yell, "I have a list of known terrorists in the DNC".

To borrow the line the great Joseph Welch during the McCarthy hearings....."Governor Palin and Senator McCain- have you no sense of decency? Have you no sense of shame?"

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