[UPDATE: A day later, the second actor in this frat house nonsense...State Rep. Candidate Halloran...has now fallen on his own sword, and withdrawn from the race. There IS justice...and there is STILL an opportunity for Democrats to learn something; be better on the issues and maybe you'll get elected and keep your seats. Suck at this game, as you have for many years...and resort to sophomoric pranks and stupid and destructive jokes... and you won't.]
It all started on Facebook. NH State Rep. D.J. Bettencourt (R) posted an update “about the plane crash that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.” According to Seacoast Online (Portsmouth), State Rep. Keith Halloran of Rindge (D) commented with the following:
“Just wish Sarah and Levy were on board”
Not finished, yet another Democrat (State Rep. Timothy Horrigan (D) of Durham, came back with this little gem a little further down thread:
“Well a dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one…she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn’t commit any more gaffes.”
In the case of Halloran, according to the SeacoastOnline article, “[l]eaders from both political parties called on [the] Democratic candidate for New Hampshire’s House to apologize Wednesday for posting a death wish for Sarah Palin on Facebook.” It appears Halloran has issued the standard Democrat apology…shallow, meaningless, and insincere…but Horrigan’s fate is more grim. The Manchester Union Leader tells us he has resigned along with his shallow, meaningless, and insincere apology.
I won’t even bother pointing out the level of howls and screams we’d be subjected to in the news cycle were these insensitive fools to be Politicians with an “R” after their name. I would like to remind folks, however, that we live in truly wonderful and delicious times when the party that runs our country is made up of such outstanding members of society, with all the care and empathy and worry for their fellow man of a serial killer, that it would even occur to them to wish for someone else’s death (or revel in the notion of it). And on Facebook no less…not the sharpest tools in the shed those two…
So much for civil political discourse.