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Friday, January 14, 2011

Giffords prophetic about Palin's crosshairs map

PERSPECTIVE

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot Saturday morning outside a Tucson Safeway, was a target on one of Sarah Palin's "crosshairs" maps: A map which targeted legislators who voted in favor of healthcare reform.

Palin's political action committee singled out 20 Democratic members of Congress by using rifle scopes to target them on a map. Giffords was one of those Representatives targeted by Palin. After the historic healthcare reform vote Palin told her followers on Twitter, "Don't Retreat, instead - RELOAD!"

Giffords responded to Palin's inflammatory comments in March of 2010 when her office was vandalized: "We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list. But the thing is the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. People do that, they've got to realize there's consequences to that action."

Palin's careless "call to arms" last year may have played a part in the tragic series of events that took place in the Tucson Safeway parking lot.

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1 comment:

dale kasl said...

Palin's comments had nothing to do with the shooting.The shooter hardly watched tv,much less political news.