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Palin can dish it out, but she can’t take it

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Sarah Palin is famous for her over-the-top rhetoric and her full-throated attacks on anyone whose position fails to agree with hers (whatever her position is—it’s generally not clear except in the most general terms, such as “Crackpot conservative good, everything else bad.” But she does like to live on the attack, including the sniper sights placed on locations where Democrats were running. And she insists (with words) that her attack-dog rhetoric has no influence on the various acts of violence that have occurred.

That’s her words. Her actions:

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was scheduled to speak at an event for a Colorado nonprofit group May 2, but the event was canceled the day after it was announced due to “an onslaught of personal attacks” against Palin.

Palin was to speak at the Patriots & Warriors Gala at the Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale, Colo., which was billed as an awards banquet and fundraiser for military families in need and for a grief camp for children who had lost loved ones in combat.

But the event, sponsored by the Sharon K. Pacheco Foundation, was canceled Saturday, a day after it had been announced to the media. A press release posted on the sponsoring organization’s Facebook page reads, “Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Gov. Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns.”

The press release goes on to say that no direct threats were made against Palin, nor were any made against members of the organization’s staff, but in light of the shooting rampage in Arizona last month, the negative rhetoric “raises concern for her safety and the safety of others despite the call for civility in America.”

“The organization deeply respects Sarah Palin,” reads the release, “and appreciates her willingness to come and honor our military. The organization plans to host the event at some point in the future, featuring another speaker.”

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Written by LeisureGuy

10 February 2011 at 10:58 am

Posted in GOP

2 Responses

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  1. and here I thought February was Sarah blackout month in the media?

    Zach

    10 February 2011 at 6:15 pm

  2. Guess they couldn’t resist. It is a pretty good story.

    LeisureGuy

    10 February 2011 at 6:40 pm


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