I Don't Even Know What to Say Anymore

Brian Williams: Is an abortion clinic bomber a terrorist under this definition?

[The definition to which he is referring was in his comment immediately preceding the question, not in this clip: "Back to the notion of terrorists and terrorism, this word has come up in relation to Mr. Ayers—hanging out with terrorists—domestic terrorists. It is said that it gives it a vaguely post, uh, 9/11 hint, using that word, that we don't normally associate with domestic crimes. Are we changing the definition? Are the people who set fire to American cities during the '60's terrorists, under this definition?"—MM.]

Williams: Governor?

Sarah Palin: [sigh] There is no question that Bill Ayers, via his own admittance, was, um, one who sought to destroy our US Capitol and our Pentagon—that, that is a domestic terrorist. There's no question there. Now, others who would want to engage in harming innocent Americans or, um, facilities, that, uh—it would be unacceptable— I don't know if you're gonna use the word terrorist there, but it's unacceptable and, uh, it would not, um, be condoned, of course, on our watch, but— I don't know if what you're asking is, is if I regret referring to Bill Ayers as an unrepentant domestic terrorist…? I don't regret characterizing him as that.

Brian Williams: I'm just asking what other categories you would put in there. Abortion clinic bombers, protesters in cities where fires were started, Molotov cocktails were thrown… People died.

Sarah Palin: I would put in that category of Bill Ayers anyone else who would seek to campaign to destroy our United States Capitol and our Pentagon and would seek to destroy innocent Americans.
But not people who seek to campaign to murder people getting and performing totally legal medical procedures. Gotcha.

[H/T to Shaker JMonkey.]

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