Palin Appearance Canceled, Threats Cited

“New civility” update:

DENVER — A Centennial-based organization has canceled an upcoming charity event featuring Sarah Palin, citing safety concerns.

The Sharon K Pacheco Foundation announced Saturday that the 2011 Patriots & Warriors Charity Gala scheduled for May 2 would not be held.

“Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Governor Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns,” said the Foundation’s Director.

The foundation says the recent increase in negative rhetoric against the former Alaska governor “raises concern for her safety and the safety of others despite the call for civility in America,” following the tragic Tucson shooting.

Reportedly, the organization canceled the event, not Palin — it’s not like Sarah’s not used to peace-lovers threatening her and her family. If this is everything it appears to be on the surface, the organization has done nothing but embolden the “altering behavior by intimidation” new-tone hypocrites. However, things aren’t always what they appear to be. It’s hard to imagine anything worthy of being called “Patriots & Warriors” caving into anonymous threats that are merely par for the course when it comes to Palin, but there could be more to the story.

Perhaps coincidentally, May 2nd is also the date of the first Republican presidential debate that will take place at the Reagan Library.

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