Sarah Palin: Wanted Down Under
Robert Stary, Assange’s Melbourne-based lawyer, in an interview published by National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, stated:
“Our main concern is really the possible extradition to the US,” he said. “We’ve been troubled by the sort of rhetoric that has come out of various commentators and principally Republican politicians — Sarah Palin and the like — saying Mr. Assange should be executed, assassinated.”
Stary added: “Certainly if Sarah Palin or any of those other politicians come to Australia, for whatever purpose, then we can initiate a private prosecution, and that’s what we intend to do.”
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas, 2012 Presidential hopeful, and current Fox News Political Evangelist, has also ordained that Julian Assange should be ‘executed.’ It doesn’t look like Huckabee’s cable show will be doing any location shoots at the Sydney Opera House.
Rep. Peter King(R-NY), and Mitch McConnell(R-KY), have both called for WikiLeaks, and Julian Assange, to be labeled terrorists so that they can use the existing anti-terror laws to ‘get them.’
America may be willing to tolerate the calls for violence by Palin, and others, but it seems as though not all may be so inclined. The Aussies may finally be able to do exactly what so many Americans wish they could; shut Palin up.