Tonight, Sarah Palin was interviewed by Brian Williams of NBC. Of course, she was with chaperone.
In the interview, Sarah Palin struggled with a very narrow definition of "domestic terrorism". Apparently, terrorism does not include abortion clinic bombings.
This is the United States government definition of "domestic terrorism" under the Federal Criminal Code:
(5) the term "domestic terrorism" means activities that –
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended –
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
Per the above definition, abortion clinic bombings would be classified as "domestic terrorism". To Palin, "terrorism" may be a convenient political term to use to score political points. But, US law is pretty unambigious. Sarah Palin is unfit for the office she seeks.