Thursday, October 9, 2008

Palin's core constituency

Aged racist loonies:
Angered by a delay in the receipt of his voter registration card, a Louisiana man today threatened to shoot election officials, claiming that he urgently needed to cast a ballot to "keep the nigger out of office," according to police. Wade Williams, 75, was arrested this morning on a felony terrorizing charge after allegedly calling the Registrar of Voters and warning that he would come to the state office and empty his shotgun unless he got his registration card.
I know a lot of nicey-nice Southern women who know damned well that their privilege depends upon exploitation of others, but who cloak it in the guise of friendly politeness. It's still privilege, it's still exploitative, and Palin is still a demagogue.

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