I Never Thought I’d Even Implicitly Defend Scott Brown’s Honor…


but that was before the year that’s been. Boston.com:

“Well, you know, take the consideration, though, that that’s Massachusetts,” Palin said. “Perhaps they’re not going to look for such a hard-core constitutional conservative there, and they’re going to put up with Scott Brown and some of the antics there.”

“But up here in Alaska, and so many places in the US where we have a pioneering, independent spirit, and we have an expectation that our representatives in D.C. will respect the will of the people and the intelligence of the people,” she added. “Well, up here, we wouldn’t stand for that.”

Stand for what, motherfucker? Brown has voted in favor of everything the people here have been in favor of, at times to my dismay. What has he done that’s unconstitutional? Did he silence Palin’s first amendment right (by disagreeing with her) or something?

It’s been a tough day. Drudge linked to a story of a 14-year-old girl murdering a guy during a gang initiation. Obviously, a terrible thing, and she should do her time. But people were calling for the death penalty and, of course, blaming “liberal cities” like Baltimore “who’ve never done anything good for the country.” I guess these cats don’t know about Fort McHenry.

How Palin and others can insult blue states and then try to represent them somehow (the other issue of the week) is beyond me. These are people who complain that politicians are invading their states and forcing our values down their throats; when, shit, Palin tried to claim credit for Brown’s election. It’s an eerily Confederate mentality.

And that’s what worries me. How long can the culture war go on before this gets more violent? Isn’t a continually lagging economy only going to stir tensions?

I hope Brown says something about this. Even strategically, this is the perfect chance to cast off the tea party and sure up the independent vote before 2012, when his seat is up. Obviously I hope he manages to screw it up.

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