the trouble with hate crimes

Does anyone really believe a man who calls himself Chad Michael Morrisette (no way that’s his real name) is capable of committing a hate crime?

Some WeHo residents — offended by his juvenile and unimaginative Sarah Palin effigy — say that he is.

One question: What’s his crime?

Hating Sarah Palin?

It is not illegal to hate. It is illegal to incite violence. Chad Michael is no William Pierce. He is an idiot:

“If it’s a political statement, it’s that their politics is scary to us,” Morrisette said of the John McCain-Palin campaign. “This is our palette and *this is our venue of expression.”

Now kids, how do we treat an idiot? We ostracize them, we mock them, but we never, ever call the cops. That just gives them an opportunity to play the victim, and something tells me Chad Michael enjoys a little drama.

Don’t give him the satisfaction.

*But is it art? No, it’s a mannequin with a beehive wig and a pair of eyeglasses.

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One thought on “the trouble with hate crimes

  1. This is why I hink hate crimes are a bad idea.

    Some people see ti as art, some as just protected speech. I bet the Secret Service sees it as a potential threat to the life of a candidate under their protection.

    he scary thing about hate crimes is that they are up to the interpretation of the political forces in power.

    My opinion, the guy is an inarticulate boob who probably thinks he is illustrating his rapier like wit.

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