UPDATE: I just got an email from some fellow Dems I work with who are wondering if this was satire. I have no idea. If it is, then it shows as big a lapse in judgment as the Palin Facebook page comment that I posted here.
I put this out on Twitter yesterday, but it's worth a post, too. Please run over and read all of it, but essentially, it's a remarkable post about the speed with which only certain comments were deleted from Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
A commenter posted the following at 18:12:
"It's ok. Christina Taylor Green was probably going to end up a left wing bleeding heart liberal anyway. Hey, as 'they' say, what would you do if you had the chance to kill Hitler as a kid? Exactly."
I think I literally gasped when I read that. Remember, Christina Taylor Green was the 9 year old girl killed by the shooter. Apparently she had been brought there by her mom, who thought she might get a kick out of meeting Rep. Giffords, having recently been elected to her student council.
I assumed, as a matter of course, that this particular comment would be deleted with greatest possible speed.
So I kept hitting refresh, hoping to use this as an example to say, "You see, Palin's Facebook editing at least has the good judgement to remove clearly offensive content such as this." But it didn't come down.
Sickened, incensed, angry, sad, you name it, I felt it too after reading that.
When someone uses extreme rhetoric, violent rhetoric, about guns and killing a child, then they are taking a great risk that some very disturbed person with a gun is listening or reading, and will be pushed over the edge and use that gun.
It has to stop.