“Terrorist!” “Kill Him!”

The Washington Post reports on how Sarah Palin riled up the audience in Clearwater, Florida by bringing up Barack Obama’s relationship to Bill Ayers, causing one man to shout “Kill him!” Palin did not react or admonish the man.

It was time to revive the allegation, made over the weekend, that Obama “pals around” with terrorists, in this case Bill Ayers, late of the Weather Underground. Many independent observers say Palin’s allegations are a stretch; Obama served on a Chicago charitable board with Ayers, now an education professor, and has condemned his past activities. “Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers,” Palin said. “Boooo!” said the crowd. “And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'” she continued. “Boooo!” the crowd repeated. “Kill him!” proposed one man in the audience.

At least McCain grimaced yesterday when someone in his audience called Obama a terrorist.