Sam Stein: Palin's AG Pick Ross Defended KKK Statue, Mocked

Sarah Palin can't help herself. On one hand, I'd really like for her to just go away and leave the rest of society in peace. ON the other hand, she's a goldmine for comics, for the Democrats and for bloggers.

From Sam Stein:

Sarah Palin's choice for attorney general once wrote a column defending a statue of a KKK figure as an expression of free speech on a college campus and mocked the psychology of a fellow student who protested the display.

Wayne Anthony Ross has come under intense scrutiny since the Alaska Governor and former vice presidential candidate announced his nomination. His resume includes derogatory remarks about homosexuals, accusations of sexism, and bizarre comments downplaying the fallout of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. But his most controversial incident may have come in December 1991, when he penned an op-ed for the Anchorage Times, obtained by the Huffington Post, entitled "KKK 'art' project gets 'A' for courage."

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