Democrat congressman resigns after making "thoughtless remarks" about Palin's death

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Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Timothy Horrigan, a New Hampshire Democrat who joked on Fecebook on Wednesday about the death of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin saying "a dead Palin would be even more dangerous than a live one," resigned from the state's House of Representatives and ended his campaign for re-election.

He also apologized for his "thoughtless remarks" and bringing "this House into disrepute."

According to Politico, in a letter to Speaker Terie Norelli, Horrigan wrote, "I apologize for thoughtless remarks I made which have brought this House into disrepute."

Earlier, he scribbled on his Facebook page speculating Palin's death.

"I don't wish Sarah Palin dead ... but not merely for compassionate reasons. I also want her to live because a living Sarah Palin is less dangerous than a dead one. A dead Palin is more dangerous than a live one," he wrote.

Horrigan wrote before resigning that he considers Palin a good person and she certainly deserves to live a long and happy life. (ANI)

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