Friday, August 13, 2010

New Hampshire Democrat Resigns Over Palin Slur

From ~ A New Hampshire Democrat who joked about Sarah Palin's death has resigned from the state's House of Representatives and ended his campaign for reelection, he announced today in a public letter to the House Speaker, apologizing for bringing "this House into disrepute."

Rep. Timothy Horrigan had speculated yesterday on Facebook that a slain Palin would become a martyr.

"I don't wish Sarah Palin dead ... but not merely for compassionate reasons. I also want her to live because a living Sarah Palin is less dangerous than a dead one."

(Horrigan is not to be confused with the other New Hampshire Democratic activist who was rebuked yesterday for expressing the wish that Palin and Levi Johnston had been on the downed airplane carrying Ted Stevens.)

Horrigan wrote before resigning that he "would like to offer a specific apology for making comments about Sarah Palin which could be — and were — misconstrued. She is, as far as I know, not a bad person at all — and certainly she deserves to live a long and happy life."

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