A state lawmaker in New Hampshire resigned from the legislature Thursday after posting comments on his Facebook account that alluded to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) death.

From the Associated Press:

Rep. Timothy Horrigan of Durham posted a comment Wednesday that a "dead Palin wd [sic] be even more dangerous than a live one" and she "is all about her myth & if she was dead she cdn't [sic] commit any more gaffes."

Horrigan apologized Thursday and resigned. He is also discontinuing his reelection campaign. The state Democratic Party chairman calls the remarks "out of line."

Another New Hampshire Democrat has also been criticized this week for a Facebook comment about Palin, the former governor of Alaska. 

House candidate Keith Halloran apologized Thursday for posting a death wish for Palin in response to a post about the plane crash that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.