Saturday, October 25, 2008

When a Terrorist is Not a Terrorist

When he or she agrees with your point of view, of course. Sarah's latest piece of interview fun.

We've all heard Gov. Palin complain about Bill "domestic terrorist" Ayers. So when asked by Brian Williams in an interview if that term also applies to conservative religious activists who bombed abortion clinics, Sarah's response was, of course: "I don’t know if you’re going to use the word ‘terrorist’ there."

I'm sure those domestic bombers are only just trying to "warm up" medical waiting rooms to keep everyone comfortable.


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, but i doubt palin does nuance. she's GW bush in a valentino skirt, after all.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Karlo said...

I still don't understand why bombing the Pentagon would be "terrorism". Doesn't terrorism senselessly target civilians? (Like rice farmers and young kids in poor countries like Vietnam.)

8:13 PM  
Blogger Gilman Chatsworth said...

So karlo is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Palin.

karlo is more in line with the conventional definition of terrorism (though like buckaroo said, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter).

According to Palin's definition, the Towers going down wasn't an act of terrorism, nor are any of the suicide bombings that afflict Israel.

I wonder if Israel is willing to submit to that definition.

2:34 PM  

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