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New Hampshire Democrat who cogitated on Sarah Palin's death resigns

After we learned that Ted Stevens perished in a plane crash in Alaska, two New Hampshire Democrats contemplated the idea of Sarah Palin being on the plane. Keith David Halloran, a Democratic candidate for the NH statehouse, started the discussion when he wrote on his Facebook page, "Just wish Sarah and Levy [sic] were on board."

Current New Hampshire state representative Timothy Horrigan followed up with his musings on Palin's theoretical death:

"Well a dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one...she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn't commit any more gaffes"

Both men were roundly denounced, forcing Halloran to publicly apologize and Horrigan to resign his seat.

It's pretty amazing that some Facebook and Twitter users will post the first thought that pops into their minds, without any consideration for how that uncensored thought will make them appear online to people who don't know them. It could be they think they're among "friends" so they feel they can let their guard down. Clearly this is not the case when it comes to the internet. But these instant, uncensored reactions and thoughts turn these social media applications into quasi cyber Rorschach tests in that that they provide us a glimpse into the deep recesses of people's minds. In the case of these men, those deep recesses aren't very pleasant.

Cross-posted at KimPriestap


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Comments (14)

Twitter attracts a lot of t... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Twitter attracts a lot of twits, surprisingly enough. Perhaps its designers noticed this early on when they invented the "tweet" to describe the post sent by Twitter. But shouldn't they be "Tweeter" if that's the case?

They just didn't want to take the risk that some users would take offense if they called it a "twit" instead. A very small risk, in my estimation.

Retards.... (Below threshold)
JB:

Retards.

For the record, Halloran is... (Below threshold)

For the record, Halloran is a Masshole who moved north a few years ago, and was not a New Hampshire native.

And I never voted for -- or even heard of -- this guy.

J.+

It's always amazing to me h... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

It's always amazing to me how the left always accuses the right of being hateful, yet seem to exemplify the hateful behavior they condemn.

Why, it's almost like it's projection or something...

Before I opened the comment... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Before I opened the comments, I figured Halloran had to be a former Masshole.
Thanks for pointing that out Jay.

This guy can now write his ... (Below threshold)
LeBron Steinman:

This guy can now write his own ticket in the lefty/media hive:
HuffPo or DKos diarist,MSNBC anchor,White House advisor,Larry King's replacement,a "Daily Show" gig, hell-even Supreme Court justice !

"For the record, Halloran i... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

"For the record, Halloran is a Masshole who moved north a few years ago, and was not a New Hampshire native."

Funny how when you live next to a cesspool there's overflow...

Twitter was made for the mindless who just *have* to share their thoughts with everyone else. Maybe I'm old school but I really don't give a damn what anyone else has on their mind when they aren't within arms length and talking to me.

Just more of that 'compassi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Just more of that 'compassion' coming out. Was surprised they didn't use the old fallback; "Hey! I was just JOKING!"

I'm just surprised that the... (Below threshold)
oldpuppymax:

I'm just surprised that these whack jobs actually resigned/apologized!!! As shamelessness is one of the absolute requirements for being a leftist, I would have thought they would REPEAT their desires rather than feign regret.

"But these instant, uncenso... (Below threshold)
Grace:

"But these instant, uncensored reactions and thoughts turn these social media applications into quasi cyber Rorschach tests in that that they provide us a glimpse into the deep recesses of people's minds."

Thank goodness it is only a glimpse, I don't think I'd want to go too much deeper.

Getting deep inside the rec... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Getting deep inside the recesses of a liberal's mind would be a form of torture.

What a couple of stupid ass... (Below threshold)
914:

What a couple of stupid asshole's.

Sara and Levi get the last laugh. Well almost. Hahahahahaha

"The guy was just speculati... (Below threshold)
Jon Lovitz:

"The guy was just speculating on what would happen if The Sarah died. He wasn't talking about the advisability of applying "Second Amendment remedies.
13. Posted by astigafa | August 13, 2010 3:36 PM "

Yeaahh--that's the ticket.

Are these people supposed t... (Below threshold)
dnb:

Are these people supposed to be adults? And what do adult democrats think of their actions (if there are any 'adult' democrats)?




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