Inner Banks Flashback
In addition to hanging "Palin" - the home owner Chad Michael Morrisette also put up a depiction of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, engulfed in flames. This was done the week before the 2008 election.
Morissette does admit that if he had put up a display resembling Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama hanging from a noose, "people would've probably thrown things through our windows."
"The image of a hanged black man is a lot more intense than the image of a hanged white woman -- for our country, in the history of our country," he explained to KCAL.
Of course being a Democrat he would never have done that anyway. Hanging Sarah Palin is not over the line because she is not black and not a Democrat. That makes her fair game for any threat or smear. There is always an excuse for violent rhetoric from the left. It is never okay from the right. That used to be called a double standard before Democrats decided that hypocrisy did not apply to them. They are infallible and can do or say anything that they want. It is only Republicans who must never say anything that could in the least way be considered out of line. Democrats of course will be the judges for both groups. Democrats call that balanced.