Just when I think I couldn’t possibly dislike Sarah Palin more than I already dislike her, she gives an interview where she gets a bit huffy when asked if she considers those who blow up reproductive health clinics to be domestic terrorists.
For those who can’t or don’t want to watch the video, here’s the transcript.
Brian Williams: Back to the notion of terrorists and terrorism, this word has come up in relation to Mr. Ayers — hanging out with terrorist – domestic terrorists. It is said that it gives it a vaguely post uh 9-11 hint, using that word, that we don’t normally associate with domestic crimes. Are we changing the definition? Are the people who set fire to American cities during the ‘60’s terrorists, under this definition? Is an abortion clinic bomber a terrorist under the definition?
Sarah Palin: There is no question that Bill Ayers via his own admittance was um one who sought to destroy our US Capitol and our Pentagon — that is a domestic terrorist. There’s no question there. Now others who would want to engage in harming innocent Americans or um facilities, that uh, it would be unacceptable — I don’t know if you could use the word terrorist, but its unacceptable and it would not be condoned of course on our watch.
While the video above cuts off at that point, her response continues with her stating that she does not regret referring to Bill Ayers as an ‘unrepentant domestic terrorist’. Brian Williams follows up by asking her bluntly what other categories would she call acts of terrorism:
Brian Williams: I’m just asking what other categories you would put in there. Abortion clinic bombers? Protesters in cities where fires were started, Molotov cocktails, were thrown? People died.
Sarah Palin: I would put in that category of Bill Ayers anyone else who would seek to destroy our United States Capitol and our Pentagon and would seek to destroy innocent Americans.
Notice how she keeps referring to those who would harm innocent Americans, not just Americans, but the innocent ones.
Know who the non-innocent Americans are? Those who work in or enter the doors of a women’s health clinic.
Sarah Palin doesn’t know if we should refer to the people who have killed doctors, destroyed buildings and harrassed women for providing/seeking a legal medical procedure as “terrorists”.