New Hampshire Democrat Resigns After “Dead Palin” Joke
And, deservedly so:
(CNN) – A New Hampshire state legislator resigned his office Thursday after becoming the second Democrat in as many days to speculate about Sarah Palin’s death on Facebook.
State Rep. Timothy Horrigan made the remarks Wednesday night in a thread discussing the Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens.
“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,” Horrigan wrote.
Horrigan was commenting on another post by a Democrat running for the state house, party activist Keith David Halloran, who found himself in hot water Wednesday after writing about the crash: “Just wish Sarah and Levy [sic] were on board.”
After the controversy quickly gained steam Thursday, Horrigan sent a letter to the Speaker of the New Hampshire House offering his resignation.
“I apologize for thoughtless remarks I made which have brought this House into disrepute,” Horrigan wrote. “I enjoyed my time in the House and I thank you personally for your support over the years.”
I’m no Palin fan, but there are some lines you don’t cross. That’s one of them.