Monday, January 24, 2011

William A. Jacobson: Why I Am So Intolerant

Any GOP candidate who mimics the Palin haters does so at his political peril
At Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, Professor Jacobson explains his no-tolerance policy concerning virtiolic attacks on Gov. Palin:
If you have noticed, I am very intolerant of cheap shots and snide comments directed at Sarah Palin, particularly when those cheap shots and snide comments come from conservative bloggers and Republican politicians.

Perhaps I react this way because when Palin Derangement Syndrome first struck this blog was not yet established, and I just stewed. In many ways, PDS -- along with Obamamania -- was the motivating factor in my creating this blog in October 2008.


No one on our side has an obligation to support Palin just because Palin has been a target of almost unbelievable hatred merely for being. Support whomever you want, and make the case for other Republican candidates, but don't join the mob as some people did in the wake of the Tucson shooting.

Palin is not just another potential Republican candidate. Palin is someone who has endured attacks by the mainstream media, entertainment establishment, and left-blogosphere second to no one currently active in Republican politics.

Furthermore, Jacobson declares, he will not support any candidate during the GOP primaries who attacks Sarah Palin. Now there's a "Palin Pledge" we would like to see go viral.

h/t: Jefferson's Rebels

- JP

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