Typical conservative maneuver. Right out of the Malkin playbook. KBYR's Eddie Burke attacks the ladies that organized a rally against Gov. Palin and outs their names on air. Freedom to protest is something right wingers don't seem to like very much. I've been staying off the Palin dog and pony show for the most part because it distracts from John McCain, but this is outrageous behavior by this conservative talkie.
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Opponents of Gov. Sarah Palin's policies are being threatened. Alaska Women Reject Palin, a local group that opposes the Republican vice presidential candidate, on Wednesday announced plans to host an anti-Palin rally this weekend.Since that announcement organizers say they've received intimidating messages.
KBYR talk radio host Eddie Burke admits he is a conservative and a "Palinista."But on Wednesday Burke resorted to name calling when he found out Alaska Women Reject Palin planned to host a Saturday rally.
"They're a bunch of socialist maggots, that's what I'm going to call them -- socialist maggots, that's what they are, a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots," said Burke.
I think it's appropriate to go after Gov Palin's policies ,but respect her. Burke is out of his mind.
And Alaska is not happy with Palin's appearance on Burke's show.
The governor's appearance on KWHL's "The Bob and Mark Show" last week is plain and simple one of the most unprofessional, childish and inexcusable performances I've ever seen from a politician. Anchorage DJ Bob Lester unleashed a vicious, mean-spirited, poisonous attack on Senate President Lyda Green last week while our governor was live on the air with him.
When we played the tape on my show the day after it happened, we received 130 calls. Even some Palinbots were disgusted.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial writers demanded the governor apologize. The Juneau and Ketchikan papers also ran the editorial.
The Daily News opinion page addressed the governor's gaffe. They wrote "She came off looking immature herself, almost high-schoolish. It was conduct unbecoming a governor."
It was conduct unbecoming a human being, never mind a governor.
The governor's office eventually tried to spin the public relations disaster, releasing a statement reading, "Governor Palin was caught off guard by Bob Lester's reference to Senate President Lyda Green."↓ Story continues below ↓
I don't buy it. Early on in the conversation before Palin started to crack up, Lester referred to Sen. Green as a jealous woman and a cancer. Palin, who knows full well Lyda Green is a cancer survivor, didn't do what any decent person would do, say, "Bob, that's going too far."
But as the conversation moved on, Lester intensified his attack on Green.