Palin Fans Quickly Threaten Life of Kid Who Threatened Palin's Life
Sarah Palin's hometown newspaperreported last week that America's Sweetheart got a restraining order against a Pennsylvania teenager who sent her death threats. After learning their baby had been put in a corner, the Sarah Palin Internet swiftly came to her rescue, and now everything is right in the world because this teenager is now receiving round-the-clock threats against his own life. That's what that pinko kiddie gets for messing with this nation's true president! But it turns out the teenager is actually a fellow Sarah Palin fan, not a librul Muslin terrorist.
The Christys are conservative Christian people who heat with wood and homeschooled their son through high school. Shawn Christy is not liberal. He does not hate Sarah Palin; he's a fan — a young fan obsessed and then frustrated because he wanted to make contact with the Palins and be part of their phenomenon.
So this is just another chapter in our nation's sad history of reactionary-hillbilly on reactionary-hillbilly crime. Where is the hillbilly Bill Cosby to explain to everyone that hillbilly wingnuts need to come together to help Sarah Palin make lots of money, not drag each other down with their precious gun violence?
But the hillbillies will never give up their death threats. Perhaps they can forgive threats against Palin. But they certainly cannot forgive this teenager going behind their backs and making threats against NON-SARAH politicians who have actual jobs.
He has had lots of opportunities to be arrested. The U.S. Capitol Police launched an investigation because Christy made more than 20 threats against President Barack Obama, more than 40 threats against 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain and another 40 against Palin. The Secret Service did its own investigation. Agents have visited Christy's home and spent hours talking to him on more than one occasion.
They did not arrest him. They did not charge him. Neither did the FBI in Anchorage and Allentown, Pa., who also investigated. [...]
No one in the Christy family denies Shawn Christy made more than 100 threats to various public officials. Even his parents aren’t sure why he hasn’t been arrested.