We cannot avoid Palin Derangement Syndrome even when watching basketball:
TNT says it is sorry.
Update 1-29-2011: From James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal (via Instapundit) comes what may be an even lower low, a school play in Missoula, Montana in which a reference to beheading Palin was inserted, as related by this parent letter to the local newspaper:
First I would like to compliment you and the entire staff of “The Mikado” on the beautiful sets, costuming and professional performance we experienced on Sunday, Jan. 23. However, I must call you on something that was inserted into the play which I am almost positive was not in the original book.
The comments made in such a cavalier and oh-so-humorous way were uncalled for. Now, I realize you play to a mostly liberal audience in Missoula and so, I am sure, felt comfortable in your calling for the beheading of Sarah Palin. I am painfully aware that most in the audience tittered with laughter and clapped because “no one would miss her” but there were some in your audience who took great offense to this “uncivil tone” about another human being.