Death Threats Against Sarah Palin At “Unprecedented Level”
Notwithstanding any previous criticism of Sarah Palin, this, of course, is inexcusable:
An aide close to Sarah Palin says death threats and security threats have increased to an unprecedented level since the shooting in Arizona, and the former Alaska governor’s team has been talking to security professionals.
Since the shooting in Tucson, Palin has taken much heat for her “crosshairs” map that targeted 20 congressional Democrats in the 2010 mid-term election, including that of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was the main target of Saturday’s attack.
America has always had our share of political nuts, most of whom make threats with no intention or capability of acting upon then but some of whom actually follow through on their threats. So, I don’t blame Palin for being concerned about security, even with her family located in a relatively remote and hard-to-travel-to location.
It does seem, though, that stuff like this has become more prevalent in recent years, or is it just that it gets reported more often?