In response to the horrible shooting last week at the Holocaust Museum, Sarah Palin said:
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the shooting victims at the National Holocaust Museum. The museum itself remembers and honors the lives lost in one of the world's most horrific genocides. To have an act of intolerance further spread hatred at this place of reflection, further adds to the grief. My heart goes out to all those impacted, especially the brave guards who acted so selflessly to prevent further injury. May God Bless the Jewish community"
In her quest for the 2012 Republican nomination, Sarah Palin desperately seeks to remain relevant in the news. While she consistently misinterprets the First Amendment (something a third-grader knows better), uses her own family members to exploit for political gain, she now seemingly does not understand what this tragic act was about, nor comprehends the meaning and spirit behind the Holocaust Museum. Actually, she seemed to flow rightly in her political statement, up until the last sentence which just stood out as another Palinism: 'May God Bless the Jewish community'
When this deranged Neo-Nazi, James Von Brunn started shooting, he did so haphazardly - his agenda was not simply to kill a Jew or two, but anyone in his path. He despised what the Holocaust Musuem stood for. Tragically, he killed a security guard - who happened to be black but this idiosyncratic act caused by this one deranged racist had problems with anyone not like him, jewish/gentile, gay/straight, black/ white. This was not a premediated event to target Jewish people exclusively. So then, why does Palin say "may god bless the Jewish community"?
My guess is that she thinks Von Brunn's act was initially targeted against Jews and that the Museum serves as a province for Jews only (something Rabbi's consistently remind us that it is not). If I am correct, why does she think the Holocaust Museum serves exclusively as a tribute to Jews rather than what it really stands for (as promulgated primarliy by jew and non-jew alike) as a memorial and reminder against human atrocities, regardless of race, religion or creed, everywhere or anywhere it repeats itself. Doesn't she know that aside from the six million jews killed during the Holocaust, that this Museum stands boldly against hate inflicted anywhere, whether politically sanctioned or not? So why Ms. Christiandom, just bless the Jewish Community?
This woman is a national embarrassment.