Arson at Sarah Palin’s Church

Someone set Sarah Palin’s in Wasilla, Alaska church on fire while people, including two children, were inside. No one was injured. The church sustained about $1 million in damages…and someone put Sarah Palin back on the front page.

The act of arson is despicable for any reason, under any circumstances. To set a building on fire when people are in it is nearly unimaginable. I condemn both of these actions. But I’m also speaking out against the revolting act of putting the former Vice-Presidential nominee back in the news.

Palin told an assistant pastor she was sorry if the fire was connected to the “undeserved negative attention” the church has received since she became the vice presidential candidate Aug. 29.

“Whatever the motives of the arsonist, the governor has faith in the scriptural passage that what was intended for evil will in some way be used for good,” McAllister said.

For once, I don’t blame Palin (although I vehemently disagree with the word “undeserved” and am sure her idea of “good” doesn’t square with mine). The blame lies squarely on the person who lit the flame. They could have caused injury or death, they did cause a great deal of damage to the building, and they put Palin’s name back in the headlines.

I hope the person responsible for all of these things is caught and brought to justice.

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2 thoughts on “Arson at Sarah Palin’s Church

  1. I haven’t been able to find any proof that Track Palin was involved in vandalizing the Wasilla school buses, so I’m going to give him a pass on that.

    Setting fire to a church doesn’t strike me as teen vandalism, especially when an accelerant was poured over the building and around the entrances. If it was intended to be a message to Palin, the culprit should have known people were inside…and that Sarah Palin wasn’t. That makes my skin crawl. It also makes me think this crime wasn’t actually directed at Sarah Palin.

    Six weeks ago I wouldn’t doubt it. Palin was certain God would put her in the White House; someone could have chosen to send her a message (a violent, horrible, appalling message) in the place she channels him.

    But Sarah Palin in December isn’t as visible as the November version. Her name was dropping off the front page until someone lit that match. I mused over whether some very, very stupid Palin worshiper wanted to get her name back in the papers.

  2. ..the kids in this town wasilla, have all the “rowdi kid attitude going for them..they cut the breaklines of all the school bus’s fifty!..tod’s son had a hand in that, thats why his ars is in iraq.

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