A ‘blood libel’ is an accusation that a person or group engages in human sacrifice. Why Sarah Palin has used this term to criticize the people who have been accusing her of being too vitriolic I cannot imagine. Also, though, the we Americans have always engaged in extreme political statements and violent rhetoric. During the 1864 campaign, for example, Lincoln was portrayed as an ape in many billboards. We’re wild and wooly, that’s just the fact. What we need to do is make more of an effort to identify and contain the crazies, not try to tamp down our political rhetoric. Here’s the definition of ‘blood libel:’ http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=BrD&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&defl=en&q=define:Blood+libel&sa=X&ei=NmUuTcidNYaisAPD0cC_BA&ved=0CBcQkAE So, I guess we can conclude that Sarah is a bit upset at the pasting she’s taking at the moment. My guess is that she’ll survive.