Pegler was apparently was a bigot and a racist. If you do not think that the small town values HE espoused included bigotry and racism. God for you. On the other hand, Robert Kennedy was perfectly in the right to question someone for having read the man's work and liked it enough to quote it. The question begged is what else have the people crafting the Republican message read.
Also, Isn't Palin ultimately responsible for what comes from her own mouth. If she becomes President should we allow her to blame her speechwriters for her mistakes?