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December 14, 2008

Chickens Coming Home To Smoulder

A snow covered tree sits outside of the fire damaged Wasilla Bible Church in Wasilla, Alaska Saturday Dec. 13, 2008. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's home church was badly damaged in an arson fire. No one was injured in the fire, which was intentionally set while people, including two children, were inside. (AP Photo/Al Grillo)Gov. Sarah Palin’s home church was badly damaged by arson, leading Ms. Palin to apologize if the fire was connected to “undeserved negative attention” the church received during her campaign as the Republican vice-presidential nominee. — NYT

In light of her kittenish (or clownish) relationship with the visual media, photos of the arson attack on Sarah Palin’s church — reminiscent of images of crazies at her campaign rallies — suddenly makes her own hate graphic.

It’s not an effect, however, I expect to last.

(image: Al Grillo/AP. Wasilla, Alaska December 13, 2008)

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