You have got to be kidding me. This article seriously cannot be implying that because Palin’s from the Pacific Northwest that she’s a racist, just because some racist groups are from the Pacific Northwest.
It has been years since groups such as the Montana Militia, the Posse Comitatus and the Sagebrush Rebels, and individuals such as Terry Nichols and Ted Kaczynski have made us wonder why so many “angry white men” populated our rural regions. Many of us have forgotten the threat once posed by domestic terrorists and instead have turned our attention to foreign terrorists. But we should never forget that in the late 20th century, ultra-Christian, anti-statist and white-supremacist groups flourished in the states of the Pacific Northwest – called by many the “Great White Northwest” – the very region that Sarah Palin and her family call home.
REALLY? Oh man, I’m from the Pacific Northwest, and so is Joe Huffman. I guess we must be racists as well!
The worst part is that if you actually read the incredibly stupid article, that they define “diverse” by having a large number of African-Americans. I guess all those other minorities that live in the Pacific Northwest don’t count – sorry Asians, you’re 2nd class minorities in the eyes of Catherine McNichol-Stock. I mean, never mind that 8% of Washington’s population are Asians, or that a whopping 22% of the population of Alaska are either Native American or mixed race – you’re only diverse if you have a lot African Americans.
I have been continually surprised at the absolute psychosis displayed by the left-wing media in attacking Sarah Palin – but to criticize the Pacific Northwest as racist and by so doing color all the residents as racist in an attempt to smear Sarah Palin is well, insane. It’s also kind of racist actually, because as noted above, the author’s definition of diverse doesn’t count Native Americans, Asians, or Hispanics.