More and more events for GOP congressmen and congresswomen down below are getting like this. As my friend, Blue Texan observed today at firedoglake, "Reminds you of a McCain-Palin campaign event, doesn't it?"
David Weigel wrote about the incident today in the Washington Independent:
"So here’s one of the least conservative members of the House GOP conference, in a state that gave the Obama-Biden ticket 62 percent of the vote, and he has to deal with the angry howling of birthers."
This is the kind of crowd that will be greeting Palin with blind, rapturous adulation a few weeks from now.
Speaking of the junction of the pathetic and the creepy, soon-to-be-ex Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's twitter responses (so far - Palin may just be getting started) to Andree McLeod's latest request for clarification of portions of the Alaska Executive Ethics Act, strike me as more mean than usual:
in violation of Ethics Act more allegations were filed today by serial complainer;gave to press be4 we could respond;ridiculous, wasteful...
followed seven minutes later by:
Some ask why not sue abusers of Ethics Act bc state wastes 1000's hrs/millions of tax dollars to fight (and win!) frivolous charges, tho....
followed another seven minutes later by:
it costs political critics NOTHING to file/play their wasteful game;They should debate policy in political arena,not hide w/process abuse...
followed four minutes later by:
BUT if there was a suit to end public waste of time/funds to constantly address false allegations I could see perhaps a veteran filing it...
followed eight minutes later by:
someone who's put their life on the line protecting even opponents' right to speak & protest, was willing to die for freedom of press but...
followed 19 minutes later by:
knows it's shameful 4 valuable time& public resources to be diverted frm needed causes to deal w/this abuse of govt accountability system...
followed two minutes later by:
Hopefully these political critics filing this stuff (& some in press perpetuating it) appreciate the freedom to do so, protected by our vets
OK. I've already come to the conclusion that Palin is delusional in some areas, and her projection of so many imaginary things into this series of tweets is creepily pathetic.
The Mudflats community is discussing it, along with McLeod's clarification requests themselves. I find Andree's requests on this subject to be compelling. Palin certainly does appear to be in clear violation of the rules regarding "gifts."