Palin's 'Blood Libel' Speech Vindicated by Abe Lincoln
Over on Power Line, Scott Johnson draws a surprising parallel between Palin's recent 'Blood Libel' speech and Lincoln's Cooper Union Address. Here's the portion of Lincoln's address that Scott highlights:
You charge that we stir up insurrections among your slaves. We deny it; and what is your proof? Harper's Ferry! John Brown!! John Brown was no Republican; and you have failed to implicate a single Republican in his Harper's Ferry enterprise. If any member of our party is guilty in that matter, you know it or you do not know it. If you do know it, you are inexcusable for not designating the man and proving the fact. If you do not know it, you are inexcusable for asserting it. . .
Sarah Palin, simply following Abraham Lincoln's lead. What better vindication exists than that? (And what better way to make Palin-hating liberals foam at the mouth than by pointing out this fortuitous similarity?)