Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin:
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. We can agree on this, right?
I understand that your campaign and its proxies have made a big deal of a few of Sen. Obama’s associates. The concept of being held accountable for every word of a pastor or the prior actions of a neighbor bother me. I know that pastors of mine have said things I disagreed strongly with; I have no idea what some of my neighbors did ten years ago, let alone twenty.
This is all beside the point.
In case you forgot, Sen. Obama has denounced both the incendiary words of Rev. Wright and the acts of Will Ayers.
Yet your supporters are becoming extremely angry, seemingly racist and violent before and during your rallies. These are not just second hand reports, but video caught by citizen journalists in several places throughout the country. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin, these people take your words in your interviews and speeches as approval.
I hope that you find these acts as detestable as Sen. Obama found the words of Rev. Wright and the acts of Will Ayers.
Surely, then, you can avoid inflammatory words and acknowledge denouncements in your stump speeches, and make open denouncements of racism, extremists and violence.
I will be waiting for the change in your behavior.
You will denounce them? Won’t you?
It would be only fair.