Word for Today
A Psalm of David. Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me…Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor who seek after my life; let those be turned back and brought to confusion who plot my hurt. Let them be like chaff before the wind, and let the angel of the LORD chase them. Psalm 35: 1 & 4,5
The Washington Post, using the headline “Sarah Palin as Provocateur”, placed Palin’s speech on the net, but then quickly zeroed in on her use of the term ‘blood libel’. They focused on this to refer to her as the person who is provocative rather than a person who has been provoked by those who have spent every waking moment since the tragedy politicizing the event.
I listened to her speak last night when the speech was aired by Greta Van Susteren and I didn’t notice the use of that term. I thought the speech was exceptionally good. I do not always enjoy Palin’s speeches.
It seems to me that after one has been accused of being complicit in such a heinous crime, a crime in which they had no part, they have a right to defend themselves with strong language. What do you think?
On A Happier Note
Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes last night and is responding well to verbal commands. While the prognosis is still optimistically guarded, this is the one bit of good news coming out of Tucson.