A reader writes:
In the rush to laugh at Palin's language gaffe, aren't we missing the real story here? I'm watching MSNBC and reading the blogs and all everyone seems to be tittering about is that Palin made a "Bushism". Why is no one pointing out that she's a stone-cold bigot? What would the reaction be if she had referred to "peaceful Jews"?
Is it possible that dumb Sarah actually knew that the stupid press would fail to see the forest of bigotry for the trees of malapropism in her remarks?
Lexington, a fan of Palin's neologism, finds the rest of the tweet "grotesque":
She says that building a mosque near the site of the twin towers will "stab hearts". Some New Yorkers are indeed pained by the idea. But what about the hearts, and for that matter rights, of Muslim Americans? Even George W. Bush, for all his verbal infelicities and one unhappy choice of the word "crusade", understood the importance of drawing the sharpest possible distinction between Islam and a murderous terrorist organisation that claims, but has no right or mandate, to speak in its name.