Conservatives get “angry,” mean, nasty, and rude at political events, the media keep telling us-but liberals are so nice!
Miss Manners herself would have found no fault with this display of civility by the 400 demonstrators who extended loving gestures to their opponents and politely signaled their political differences with the Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, outside Philadelphia’s Park Hyatt at the Bellevue hotel in Philadelphia where Palin presided over a charitable fund-raiser on Sunday before continuing on to Wachovia Stadium to help drop the ceremonial puck at a Flyers-New York Rangers hockey game.
“….Bucks County restaurateur and McCain supporter Andrew Abruzzese…flashed a peace sign at protesters, who responded with raised middle fingers. Another Republican complained of being jostled….
“Several Republican attendees complained of the protesters’ vulgarity, especially in light of recent criticism of the behavior of people at McCain-Palin rallies.
“Outside on Broad Street, waiting for Palin to leave, one man was heard saying: ‘Let’s stone her, old school.’
Another protester shouted at someone entering the hotel, ‘Wait till your daughter wants an abortion, you hypocrite.'”
That’s how the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the incident. A reader of the blog Wake Up America e-mailed a photograph of four anti-Palin protesters attired in T-shirts printed with slogans that equated Palin with a gently humorous word that begins with a “c” and refers to a part of the female reproductive system.
The e-mailer wrote:
“There was group as well carrying around a fake dead fetus – exclaiming that ‘abortion should have been the path for Bristol(?) Palin.’ And quite a few smoke bombs, etc. etc…..
“Was this reported on the Philadelphia News. No!. Was anyone outraged? No!. All that was on the Philadelphia local news last night was: Obama was at several rallies in Philadelphia earlier in the day (but went home Saturday night to be with his children). Obama and Palin were in Philly on the same day. And was there any mention of Palin – No!. In the Sports section of the local evening news at 11:00PM, they did mention that Palin was at the Philadelphia Flyers game ‘dropping the first (hockey) puck’. The guy said it with a smirk. Then he added that Sarah Palin WAS NOT going home to spend the evening with her children.”
Even though Palin actually had her 7-year-old daughter, Piper, with her when she dropped that puck, as the Inquirer reported. But who says the mainstream media are fair? They’re too busy reporting on those rude, horrid conservatives and their anger-management problems.