What was the imagery of a White Flag really meant to evoke (with or without the surrender context)?

The White Flag of surrender was obviously a premeditated and rehearsed response to be used at any opportunity involving an Iraq timetable discussion. Did Palin's handlers figure out that hearing the word "White Flag" might tickle the subconscious racism dwelling in some listeners and serve as a rallying flag for... show more The White Flag of surrender was obviously a premeditated and rehearsed response to be used at any opportunity involving an Iraq timetable discussion. Did Palin's handlers figure out that hearing the word "White Flag" might tickle the subconscious racism dwelling in some listeners and serve as a rallying flag for their baseless and ridiculous fears?
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