State Rep. Timothy Horrigan made the remarks Wednesday night in a thread discussing the Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens.
"Well a dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one...she is all about her myth & if she was dead she cldn't commit any more gaffes," Horrigan wrote.
Horrigan was commenting on another post by a Democrat running for the state house, party activist Keith David Halloran, who found himself in hot water Wednesday after writing about the crash: "Just wish Sarah and Levy [sic] were on board."
After the controversy quickly gained steam Thursday, Horrigan sent a letter to the Speaker of the New Hampshire House offering his resignation.
"I apologize for thoughtless remarks I made which have brought this House into disrepute," Horrigan wrote. "I enjoyed my time in the House and I thank you personally for your support over the years."
Ryan Williams, a spokesman for the New Hampshire Republican Party, said Democrats in his state have "a widespread fixation" with Palin's death.
"Instead of discussing their failed economic policies, New Hampshire Democrats are now spending their time openly discussing Governor Sarah Palin's death," Williams said in a statement. "Rep. Horrigan's comments are sick, twisted and disgusting, and they must be immediately denounced by Governor John Lynch and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter.
I can see where Facebook and Twitter will take some getting used to by the big boys. Have to watch what you say, and to whom, on either 'social' website.
That said, if they are so distracted by their supposed opponent, then perhaps it was time to go anyway, as they weren't getting the work done that needed to be done if they were fixated on facebook.
Unfortunately, I have heard far worse from Tea Partiers about our president.
Mr. Horrigan whatever political views. I admire you for taking responsibilty for your own actions.
I can't say that about too many others!
Nwet it is about time that you did!
Slimeball needs to go, anybody no matter what party who makes remarks like that in public is a moron. Also get a haircut.
Though I think Ms. Palin is a vacuous, airhead opportunist making such death-wish comments about her–or anyone–is wrong. Period.
Good! One more condecention out of the way... ConservAmerica 2010!
I am definitely not a Palin fan nor will I ever be but there is no reason whatsoever for this. Juvenile behavior.
The constant and never ending stories about Gov. Palin's family, and the issues they, like all families, deal with are partly to blame for people wishing death threats on her. Our media has in the past lied about her, her record , and her family. In the past most media outlets would ignore this story, in favor of stories about her children. That kind of reporting has a cumulative affect, and can lead to the kind of death threats she now recieves.
Just read the comment section under this story and you will see people that actually believe the lies that have been told about Gov. Palin.
Mock indignation at it's best!!!
I'm sure "Williams" spent a lot more time writing his whiney statement than the Dems put into their posts.
What else is new?
Why is this story buried under the "Politics" section? If some Republican would have made a death wish for Hillary Clinton or Arianna Huffington, the story would definitely "lead"
There are a whole lot of liberals this world would be better off without, but you don't go around saying they should be killed in a plane crash.
He must have the iq of an earthworm. Typical idiot yankee democrat.
why resign just because he tells the truth?
Another fat, leftover hippie democrat showing his true colors.
Great comments Mr. Horrigan. Silly Sarah provokes and incites hatred. If someone wishes ill upon her, she brought it upon herself with her divisive hate mongering.
Probably not a good idea...
Ryan Williams, the spokesman for the New Hampshire Republican Party, should be denouncing the sick, twisted and disgusting comments and signs being made of President Obama at Republikkklan-Tea baggers rally across the nation!
What, can't sarah Palin take a joke anymore?!...at least that's the excuse the Teabaggers are saying anytime they are caught or accused of being racist or making racist comments with their posters!!
Remember bury Sen. Ted Kennedy with Obamacare, anyone?
What is the matter with people. Doesn't anyone think before they speak anymore.
It isn't any worse than what Palin was insiting when she was running for VP
Wow finally a liberal with morals! It is too bad he is leaving office since we could use more people with morals in office.
No need for this kind of crap.
I don't care if you are a Democrat, or Republican. I may disagree STRONGLY with Palin, but I would never wish any harm on her, and the few idiotic Democrats that say stupid things like that, you guys are morons.
At least Democrats realize their mistakes, and know when to bow out in shame, which is a lot more I can say about Republicans, but in either case we really don't need that crap.
And the loving Democrats who supposedly respects everyones views once again show their bigoted hatred for anyone who disagrees with them. The Obama party of hate and racism rears its' ugly head again.
Oh well another wimp who can't stand behind his own comments.
I have the party invitations to celebrate a number of Domestic terrorists when they pass on
And almost all the republican congress.
Not a Palin fan, but that was a very stupid comment.
OMG – Palin had people at her freaking rallies TIME AND TIME AGAIN – SHOUTING for the death of President Obama and that caribou creep stood there and smiled and winked and egged all those pitchfork wavers on.
Some thin skin that bimbo has.
A politician should know better. Let the constituency say such things. But now that I think on it. I don't recall half-Governor Palin ever once speaking out against those at her campaign rallies encouraging violence against the Democrat's candidate. It's a shame that we've let the national debate sink this low.