Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party and irrational Republican conservatives, is as dangerous as a loaded gun when her mouth shoots off ill-timed and straight-from-the-hip proclamations. Her campaign managers are inept in many media. During the fall campaign, her SARAHPAC targeted Democratic congress people who voted for the Obama Health Care Plan. In a not-too-subtle, not-too-intelligent way, Sarah and her gang did it by creating a poster that displayed crosshairs of gun sights directly aimed at twenty of her Democratic enemies around the country.
One was pointed at the occupant of Arizona’s Eighth District, Gabrielle Giffords, who was first elected in 2006. http://www.themudflats.net/wp-content/uploads/palincrosshairs.jpg
On Saturday, January 8, 2011, a deranged twenty-two-year-old gunman approached Congresswoman Giffords at a voter meeting in Tucson, Arizona. He shot her in the head, killed a federal judge and five others including a nine-year-old girl. Giffords was among at least twelve people who were wounded.
Ever the leader the GOP desperately needs, just hours after the shooting Sarah issued a statement expressing “sincere condolences” to the family of Giffords and other victims.
Keep your powder dry as the 2012 congressional candidates, all 435 of them, start loading up on the rhetoric, ready to shoot off hopefully only their mouths. Care for another cup of tea?