Not about race, right? Right:
Worse, Palin’s routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric’s questions for her “less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media.” At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, “Sit down, boy.”
Sit down, boy.
That’s where we’ve arrived. That’s the faux-change this Palin/McCain ticket will bring us. It’s not about jobs. It’s not about the housing market. It’s not about your collapsing college fund for your kids, your retirement, or you access to affordable healthcare.
It’s about telling the boy to sit down.