Sarah Palin just couldn’t let the whole Trayvon Martin tragedy pass her by without giving her two cents on Fox News. Hey Sarah, have you ever heard of the term racial profiling? That’s what is the basic argument in this murder case. The teen was racially profiled. Sarah Palin said she believes (as though the majority of Americans give a sh*t) that President Obama orchestrated remarks he made about the teenager’s death. Um, tone down the rhetoric? So, I am guessing the thousands of people who marched didn’t do anything to force the governor of Florida to send the case to a grand jury because there seems to have been a cover-up. The Republicans want nothing more than to sweep this tragedy under a rug and for life to go on as business as usual.
“It’s not going to do anybody any good to ratchet up the rhetoric based on speculation,” Palin told Fox News. She shared her observations just hours after Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush was asked to leave the House floor after donning a hooded sweatshirt to protest Martin’s death.
“What concerns me – the facts still aren’t out there,” Palin said. “Obviously when we hear about a 17-year-old young man losing his life, it’s tragic. It’s horrible. I am so, so extremely sorry for the family.”
“It’s unspeakable the hurt, the sorrow, the loss this family is feeling,” she said. “People who are jumping in there without having all the facts first are making the situation even worse when you consider we are talking about a young man’s life.” Source
I do agree with Sarah Palin on one thing, that the politicization of the tragedy is unfair to the Trayon Martin’s parents and to his legacy. I will also concede the fact that President Obama could have given a more neutral response to the question instead of appearing to take sides, as he did with the Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. situation with the police in Massachusetts. Cooler heads need to prevail at this juncture. That involves race hustlers like Rev. Jesse Jackson taking a step back and let the legal process work. Now that we have the undivided attention of the special prosecutor, the Justice Department, the FBI and the court system, let them conduct their investigation into this tragedy. Threatening a march comparable to Selma isn’t going to solve this crime.