The fifteen seconds I agreed with Sarah Palin.

I just saw that @SarahPalinUSA Tweeted that she disagreed with the Qur’an burning in Florida. Could it be? I though to myself. Could there possibly be an issue where I saw eye to eye with Sarah Palin? It was so satisfying to see that even she agreed with how terrible this thing is, I was preparing to retweet what she said:

Koran Burning Is Insensitive, Unnecessary; Pastor Jones, Please Stand Down

Then I paused, noticing that she’d included that link at the end. I decided that I’d better check out what it was before publicly aligning myself with her. And, sure enough, it was too good to be true. The link took me to a Facebook post in which Palin wasted no time reminding me why I was so surprised in the first place to find myself agreeing with her:

"Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.” [emphasis added]

An organized book burning is the equivalent provocation of attempting to build a religious community center? Oh Sarah, we were so close to agreeing. So close, and yet…so far. So very far. So infinitely far.