During an appearance Thursday night on Sean Hannity's TV show, Sarah Palin had a warning about the protests going on against the bill just signed by Gov. Scott Walker's (R-WI) to curtail public employee unions -- saying that unions should "tone down the rhetoric" against the bill, because it will result in people getting hurt.
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Hannity and Palin discussed the death threat delivered to the Republican state Senators, which the state is currently investigating. Hannity said: And as soon as cuts start being made, we see there the violent rhetoric, the threats, this reaction. Do you think we're gonna see a lot of more of this? In other words, is this the beginning of things to come?"
"Well, these union bosses that are acting like thugs, as they are leading some of their good union members down a road that will ultimately result in, unfortunately, somebody getting hurt," Palin said, "if you believe the death threats that are being received by those who just happen to support amending some collective bargaining privileges of state unions. Well, it is these unions bosses' responsibility to turn down the rhetoric and start getting truth out there, so that nobody gets hurt."
This is, of course, the same Palin who just two months ago responded to controversies over the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), and accusations that heated political rhetoric from herself and others may have contributed to it, as "blood libel."