Monday, November 29, 2010


A Palin tweet:

Right! Why can't the U.S. government be as security-conscious as Palin and her publisher, who's whose book ... um, was also leaked and therefore exposed to millions of people in an unauthorized manner? Hunh? Hunh? What's up with that?

Why doesn't the U.S. government just, like, sue Assange or something, so all those diplomatic communications can be un-leaked, and then everyone could just un-read the documents?


AND: thebewilderness asks in comments:

Do you suppose that Republicans actually think that citizens from other countries are required to demonstrate loyalty to the US or they will be tried for treason?

Answer: Yes, as we learned from the reaction to previous Wikileaks (and not exclusively from the Murdoch-aligned).


UPDATE: I always forget that after the Palin tweet we inevitably get the extended dance remix on Facebook, after a staffer has had the time to turn Palin's habitual angry foot-stamping into what seems like an essay in more or less coherent English prose. That doesn't mean these FB posts are worth anyone's attention; this one is noteworthy only for the following:

He [Julian Assange] is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?

You mean what, Sarah -- a shooting war? An unmanned drone attack on Assange's house? What's your plan?

And since I see I'm not the only person asking this, and since neither Palin nor anyone else in the current crop of wingnuts can ever climb down from a position once it's asserted, I assume that President Palin actually will have Assange killed if she gets the chance -- just 'cuz we laughed.


UPDATE: Embarrassing homonym error corrected.

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