Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Shocked by the Sherriff at McCain rally in Florida

At a rally yesterday near Fort Myers, Florida, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott made a shocking introduction for Sarah Palin. Sheriff Scott inexplicably played the racial, terrorist, anti-American, fear-mongering and ignorant cards all at once for a straight flush of idiocy designed to incite the crowd.

Sheriff Scott, an elected official, revved up the audience by saying in a snide, demeaning tone:

“On Nov. 4, let’s leave Barack Hussein Obama wondering what happened."

The horror of his words lie not just in what he said, but in the fact that this man is an elected law enforcement official. For him, or anyone, to invoke such hate-filled language that was clearly intended to link Obama with Muslim terrorists is appalling. It shows how dangerous the McCain campaign is willing to get with their below the gutter tactics.

Scott, who became Sherriff in 2005, has a quip on his Web site that says, "People could say running for sheriff took either courage, ignorance, or a combination of both."

I vote for ignorance as this man takes the cake. He is a disgrace to his office. If you are appalled by Scott's hate filled remarks, drop him an email an let him know at: sheriff@sheriffleefl.org.


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