AP-- During an interview with National Public Radio, Robert Stary, the Australian lawyer representing Julian Assange, stated that if Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin ever visited Australia they would attempt to prosecute her for inciting violence against the Wikileaks head man.
"Our main concern is really the possible extradition [of Assange] to the U.S. We've been troubled by the sort of rhetoric that has come out of various commentators and principally Republican politicians - Sarah Palin and the like - saying Mr. Assange should be executed, assassinated." ...
"Certainly if Sarah Palin or any of those other politicians come to Australia, for whatever purpose, then we can initiate a private prosecution, and that's what we intend to do,"
Palin responded to Stary's statements in a press conference held earlier today
"I'm saddened by the fact the Australian government would allow these threats against me, but I'm not totally surprised given that these are the same people who stood side by side with Nazi Germany in the Second World War. They are unfairly politicizing this situaiton and if they want to threaten me with frivolous litigation then I will simply refuse to dignify their nation with a visit. In fact I refuse to visit Europe until I receive an apology from Mr. Stary in which he admits I am in no way to blame for trying to incite acts of violence against his client. I mean, this is just ridiculous!"
Perplexed by Palin's proposed plan of action a reporter asked if the Alaskan Governor wasn't perhaps confusing Australia, the Oceanic country, with the European nation of Austria
"Of course not. Don't be ridiculous. You know what I'm talking about...Australia...the one next to Germany"
Palin then concluded her press conference by stating that she harbours no resentment toward Governor Schwarzenneger for his countries attitude and that she was a huge fan of Terminator 2.
(story originally from: Anchorage Daily News)