A reader writes:

I've been reading some of the hacked emails from Palin's personal account (okay, I'm a small, small person), and couldn't help noticing that whoever was trying to protect the account has quite the streak of genuine, small-town, redneck homophobia. Two examples:

". . . a moral fag changed the password..."


I have no idea about the authenticity of the screenshots of the account, how these emails might fit into some context, or anything else at all, and I have no judgment (or way of judging) any of this. But amidst much other profanity concerning the hacking, the faggot comments certainly jumped out at me.

I have to say that given Palin's Christianist far-right base, this kind of internal language does not surprise me. Alas.

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