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Top Dem Says Palin Attractive, Intellectually Dense

Sarah Palin’s video message about the Arizona shootings has already drawn criticism from a House Democrat leader.

“You know, Sarah Palin just can’t seem to get it, on any front. I think she’s an attractive person, she is articulate,” said assistant House minority leader James Clyburn (D., S.C.) on a radio show this morning, according to The Hill. “But I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what’s going on here.”

Clyburn compared today’s rhetoric with that of the Civil Rights era, and said that he had “some experiences that maybe she [Palin] does not have.”

“When I see and hear things today that are reminiscent of that period of time, I am very, very concerned about it, because I know what it led to back then, and I know what it can lead to again,” Clyburn remarked.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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