I was not trying to be insulting xcptnl but you were asking why they would groan at redistribution which is what the whole Joe the Plumber episode was about. Sorry if that came across as rude. I checked out the link and it is much clearer that the n-word was said in that video. And if true, a million times more disturbing. She's not responsible for the knuckleheads who show up at her rally but why didn't she freaking say something if not then, why not a statement later.
Andrew Sullivan is working on validating what was actually said since these things can be doctored for a youtube clip. The two videos sound very different. So i'll have to hold reservation. But if that was said and she didnt' say jack about it, it's evil and a sign of a seriously deficient character.