Desperately trying to glom onto AntiPalinMania, professor Catherine McNicol Stock - chair of the history department at Connecticut College - offers a hilarious slab of absolute stupidity called "Intolerance thrives in Palin's Pacific Northwest" (link). Summary: Sarah Palin is from the Pacific Northwest; there are many white supremacists and "antistatists" in the Pacific Northwest; there's no evidence that Sarah Palin is a white supremacist, but...
It has been years since groups such as the Montana Militia, the Posse Comitatus and the Sagebrush Rebels, and individuals such as Terry Nichols and Ted Kaczynski have made us wonder why so many "angry white men" populated our rural regions. Many of us have forgotten the threat once posed by domestic terrorists and instead have turned our attention to foreign terrorists. But we should never forget that in the late 20th century, ultra-Christian, antistatist and white-supremacist groups flourished in the states of the Pacific Northwest - called by many the "Great White Northwest" - the very region that Sarah Palin and her family call home.
If you'd like to grade Stock's essay, you can contact her here: conncoll.edu/Academics/web_profiles/stock.html
Politics · Mon, 09/15/2008 - 11:20 · Importance: 4