I'll take "things you don't say" for $100, Alex
In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric's questions for her "less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media." At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, "Sit down, boy."
You DON'T say that in the South.
Not to a black man. You DO NOT call him "boy", unless you're willing to get the snot kicked out of you. Obviously the sound guy was mature & restrained (more so than Palin's supporters), but I wouldn't expect that kind of restraint to continue.
How long until the racism in her speeches becomes explicit? How long until some fine upstanding citizen decides to act on the hate and vitriol she's peddling? Earlier in her Clearwater speech she mentions William Ayers and someone yells out "Kill him!", and as Josh Marshall points out, it's not clear who was needing of being killed, and it's not clear anyone in the McCain/Palin campaign cares who it's associated with.
I'm sure this kind of thing is getting massive airplay on radio shows like Beck and Hannity and Hewitt and the Pigman and their ilk. And you'll recall what happened last time they went to a similar point in their rhetoric; someone acted on it:
What ever happened to "words have meaning" and all that B.S.?
They are playing with fire. Someone's going to get burned. And I wouldn't guarantee the term "burned" being metaphorical.