Schultz Guest Suspects Palin-Gingrich 'Fingerprints All Over' Koran Burning

Fire doesn't melt steel--and a Florida pastor apparently isn't capable of burning a Koran without a plot by Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich behind him . . .

On The Ed Show this evening, guest Karen Hunter, responding to a leading question from host Schultz, went deep conspiracy theory, saying she "wouldn't be surprised at all" if the "fingerprints" of Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich were "all over" Pastor Terry Jones' plan to fire up some Korans.

Really.  Can't you just see it? "Terry?  Sarah and Newt again.  Did the FedEx arrive with the dozen Korans and the pint of Zippo lighter fluid? Good."

Fortunately, Heidi Harris was there to restore some sanity, pointing out that Palin and Newt had come out against the Koran burning and describing Jones as a "totally separate entity."

Note: Hunter suffers under the double burden of being a Pulitzer Prize winner and a Hunter College professor.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.