Back in September, Sarah Palin launched a target map. She was targeting 20 House Democrats who voted for the nation's new health care law and who represent districts that Sen. John McCain carried in the 2008 presidential election. Here's the map, which literally had targets over these members of congress.
One of those targets is for Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She was shot in the head and killed today during a constituent meeting at a Tucson grocery store.
I'm not suggesting Sarah Palin is criminally responsible for Gabrielle Giffords death, but targeting her with a bull's-eye and promoting that fact to your legion of right-wing fanatics seems rather callous in retrospect. I'll be watching this story closely, and hoping the two facts aren't related.
When crazy people follow crazy people, stupid shit will happen. And when Twitter exploded with news of the attack on Giffords, Sarah Palin was busy tweeting about the price of gold.
Irresponsible and insensitive.
Update: Some reports say Giffords is still alive. Here's hoping she pulls through. Meanwhile, since I posted this entry, Palin's team has taken her target map offline. Can you say damage control?