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Sarah Palin Blamed by the US Secret Service Over Death Threats Against Barack Obama
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Edited on Sat Nov-08-08 06:02 PM by TwoSparkles
Source: UK Telegraph

The Republican vice presidential candidate attracted criticism for accusing Mr Obama of "palling around with terrorists", citing his association with the sixties radical William Ayers.

The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling "terrorist" and "kill him" until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric.

But it has now emerged that her demagogic tone may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to go even further.

The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with Mrs Palin's attacks.

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I'm stunned. Just stunned by this. Before this article came out, and before "Newsweek"
reported that Michelle Obama was terribly concerned about the level of hate instigated
by Palin at these rallies--I told my husband that Michelle Obama looked different. She
looked stressed and like she had gained weight. I thought she looked as if she had been
'stress eating'--but I attributed this to the stress of the campaign. As it turns out,
in October, the Obama family was given several warnings about increased death threats
to Barack--that were in part catalyzed by the hatred and rancor incited by Sarah Palin

Damn. Just damn. We all heard Palin's venom. We all witnessed those rally audiences.
They acted like animals. McCain finally had to tone down the vitriol.

This makes me so sad and so disgusted. Michelle Obama deserves a medal. She so graciously
allowed her husband to run for President, and has agreed to share him with the nation. It's
obvious, from her appearance and her demeanor that she was troubled to her core. However, she
never complained, and never gave a hint to her pain and fear. She soldiered on--for her
husband and for the country. I'm just so sad that all of that pain was because of
Palin--a horrible, selfish, vacuous woman--who I hope is shamed into the darkest corners of Alaska
for the rest of her life.
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