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Democrat quits NH House over anti-Palin remark

A New Hampshire Democrat has quit the state legislature after cracking a joke on Facebook about Sarah Palin's death.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A New Hampshire Democrat has quit the state legislature after cracking a joke on Facebook about Sarah Palin's death.

Rep. Timothy Horrigan of Durham posted a comment Wednesday that a "dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one" and she "is all about her myth & if she was dead she cdn't commit any more gaffes."

Horrigan apologized Thursday and resigned. He is also discontinuing his re-election campaign.

The state Democratic Party chairman calls the remarks "out of line."

Another New Hampshire Democrat has also been criticized this week for a Facebook comment about Palin, the former governor of Alaska. House candidate Keith Halloran apologized Thursday for posting a death wish for Palin in response to a post about the plane crash that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.