Headline of the day: Sarah Palin blamed by the US Secret Service over death threats against Barack Obama
The Republican vice presidential candidate attracted criticism for accusing Mr Obama of "palling around with terrorists", citing his association with the sixties radical William Ayers.
The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling "terrorist" and "kill him" until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric.
But it has now emerged that her demagogic tone may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to go even further.
The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with Mrs Palin
Well I can’t say if report is accurate or not. But Palin’s behavior on the campaign trail was not admirable. Whipping crowds into a froth of hatred and dividing the country into regions labeled "Real America" and "Anti-America" reckless, irresponsible and is just plain stupid.
Check that. I take it back.
I just realized that Joe the Plumber has endorsed her for 2012. As Joe goes........