In response to yesterday's murder of Dr. George Tiller, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has a notice on her SarahPAC website offering sympathy to the family and saying that "violence is never an answer." But she still doesn't answer the question raised in an interview during the 2008 presidential campaign:
WILLIAMS: Is an abortion clinic bomber a terrorist under this definition, Governor?
Gov. PALIN: There’s no question that Bill Ayers, via his own admittance, was one who sought to destroy our US capital and our Pentagon. That is a domestic terrorist. There’s no question there. Now, others who would want to engage in harming innocent Americans or facilities that it would be unacceptable to—I don’t know if you’re going to use the word terrorist there, but it’s unacceptable, and it would not be condoned, of course, on our watch. But I don’t know—if what you’re asking is if I regret referring to Bill Ayers as an unrepentant domestic terrorist, I don’t regret characterizing him as that.
WILLIAMS: No, I’m just asking what other categories you would put in there, abortion clinic bombers, protesters in cities where fires were started, Molotov cocktails were thrown, people died?
Gov. PALIN: I would put in that category of Bill Ayers anyone else who would seek to campaign, to destroy our United States capital and our Pentagon and would seek to destroy innocent Americans.
Palin's office did not respond to inquiries from Daily Kos on whether or not she believes the murder of Dr. Tiller was an act of domestic terrorism.