Governor Palin’s Church Torched
A suspicious fire that severely damaged the Church in Alaska that Sarah Palin and her family attend is being labeled as arson and is being investigated as such. There is speculation that the fire was some kind of vengeful act against Governor Palin, who apologized to pastors in case the cause “in any way connected to the undeserved negative attention the church has received” was due to her candidacy for Vice President.
One columnist in Alaska has finally had enough and wants to know where is the outrage over how Palin AND her family have been treated:
For months I have been reading the lies about our first family of Alaska. I had to endure watching on TV an appalling effigy of Gov. Palin, part of a Halloween display in a yard in Southern California. The governor of California did nothing, the mayor did nothing, and the neighbors thought it was “cool.” This effigy was a likeness of a woman swinging by a noose in someone’s yard! Where was the outrage?
Then there are those who have blasted the governor for her daughter’s pregnancy. Both have been brutally criticized, belittled and shamed. Children will do what they want as teenagers; we parents try our best to instill good morals and values. Palin’s daughter’s upbringing has nothing to do with who our governor is or what she believes. I was appalled to hear comments like, “Well, she put herself in the limelight, so she deserved what she got.” There have also been those who have asked if the governor is really Trig’s mom? Where has the fair and balanced reporting been on that “story”?
Speaking of the lack of outrage by our friends in the MSM, can you imagine if this was a story about Obama’s Church being torched and what historical references would be dredged up in comparison and how racism in America continues.
Let’s take a look at the various effigy themes from around the Country during the election cycle and the reaction to them. In California, an “arteest” came up with a lovely Halloween theme of Sarah Palin hanging from the roof of his home. While the incident was investigated by the Secret Service, the MSM was extremely generous in the coverage of the incident; artistic expression, freedom of speech, etc.
Well, duplicate that incident, but instead of Sarah Palin, it’s Barack Obama, and you have a completely different reaction:
Germana said the sign he put up was not racially motivated, but was in response to two effigies involving Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Obama, which he said were treated differently by authorities.
Leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was hung in effigy in West Hollywood, Calif., while Obama was hung in effigy at the University of Kentucky.
In the Kentucky incident, two men have pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct, burglary and theft. The effigy was found hanging from a tree with a noose around its neck, recalling the historical images of blacks being lynched in the South.
In the incident in West Hollywood, which also drew a visit from the Secret Service, the homeowner said the Palin effigy was part of Halloween yard decorations, which also included Palin’s running mate, John McCain, popping out of a flaming chimney.
Germana said the differences between how the two situations were resolved prompted him to create his sign.
It seems to me that there seems to be a difference in how the incidents were being handled and investigated and the lack of outrage for incidents involving Palin and the outrage they have towards those who perpetrate an indecent act towards Obama.