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Gabrielle Giffords book revives Sarah Palin criticism (Politico again!)
The Politico ^ | November 15, 2011 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 11/15/2011 1:13:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

If there was a point of no return for Sarah Palin — when the former Alaska governor irreversibly undermined herself as a potential presidential canedidate — it may have come in the aftermath of the attack on Gabrielle Giffords, when Palin taped a video calling it a "blood libel" to criticize her for having targeted the Arizona congresswoman's district with a crosshairs symbol online.

In their new book, Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, make it clear that they objected to Palin's imagery themselves, and that Giffords raised concerns about it at the time:

"She was troubled that her district was one of twenty targeted on Sarah Palin's Facebook page and website," Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, writes in their book "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Politics
KEYWORDS: arizona; giffords; palin; politico
Where are the stories about Mr. Obama and Gov. Romney? [crickets chirping]
1 posted on 11/15/2011 1:13:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Haven’t such words as “targeted” or “crosshairs” been used for decades figuratively not literally in politics?

Let’s see if the use of these words comes back during the 2012 election cycle.

Only an idiot would blame Sarah Palin for this. What happened to Congresswoman Giffords was terrible, and the trigger man should have been given help before he resorted to such violence. But as we know, he had a history with Cong. Giffords office for several years, long before Sarah Palin was on the scene.

But the lib media must continue to march on using more “victims” and finding skapegoats to blame.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 1:20:21 PM PST by Allison_Wonderland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stupid MSNBC....I mean Politico.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 1:22:12 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 11/15/2011 1:22:45 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why I hate libs.


5 posted on 11/15/2011 1:22:52 PM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, make it clear that they objected to Palin's imagery themselves

Gabby, I pray for your continued healing, but that doesn't mean you aren't an idiot.

6 posted on 11/15/2011 1:23:10 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They owe Sara Palin an apology, they know she had absolutely nothing to do with the shooting.

Boo hoo poor GG, Sara objected to people saying she was responsible for a mass murderer.

Michael Dershowitz and other prominent Jews have stated Sara used the term correctly.


7 posted on 11/15/2011 1:25:42 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politico is Obama.

Where is all there concern for the real wonder warriors. Why does Gifford deserve more consideration then them... oh ya she was fighting to take away our liberty not preserve it. That makes her a heroin to the left and media.


8 posted on 11/15/2011 1:26:27 PM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I an so tired hearing about Gifford other people died


9 posted on 11/15/2011 1:29:31 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is something that creeps me out about these two.

When asked what one word describes her husband, I swear I heard Giffords say “Horny.” Then he rushed to cover it up with something else.

Something is not quite right. What is she—his third wife?

He seems very exploitative.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 1:32:09 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: Palladin

Gabby,

You had the Nation’s good will and best wishes behind you. Why did you have to make this political?

Tacky.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 1:33:45 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: mel

I think of the nine year old girl, and how her parents are coping with the upcoming holidays.

May God be with them.


12 posted on 11/15/2011 1:33:51 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let's target Pollutico!

We have our cross-hairs on you, Pollutico~

13 posted on 11/15/2011 1:36:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is my understanding that Palin used map symbols, not crosshairs, to show the location (on a map) for grassroots campaign work.............democrats have also used the same map symbols............

Democrats actually used crosshairs on a head pic of Bush 43 and other "enemies"..............

8:}

14 posted on 11/15/2011 1:42:32 PM PST by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More rancid garbage from the vermin at Pollutico. That place really needs to be professionally fumigated.


15 posted on 11/15/2011 1:43:42 PM PST by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Giffords reminds me of Jim Brady. Both suffered irreversable brain damage. Both have been exploited by their spouses for political purposes.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 1:43:44 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes ya wonder, if Giffords were SO concerned about the target map, how come she didn’t have not even ONE security guard that day..not ONE..so if someone is oh so terrified of a map you would think she would have had actual security at such a publicized event
I have no ill will towards Gabby, I want her to get better, but as far as her husband goes..I think he is a prick. Do I commend him for standing by his wife and help take care of her, yes, but the second he made this about politics I lost all respect for him, he may be a good husband but he sucks at being a human being. The little 9 year old girl’s family didn’t make this about politics and neither should the Giffords. She was shot by a madman who was obsessed with her since 2007, teachers at his school were terrified of him, was that Sarah Palin’s fault too? Sarah Palin and her family deserve an apology because they were being accused of horrible things that they had absolutely NOTHING to do with. I wonder where the media was when they were getting death threats left and right *Crickets chirping*


17 posted on 11/15/2011 1:46:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t get it. Why the hate on Palin after all this time? She cowed to their threats. She isn’t running for President. I guess they want to take her journalism job, too. I wish they’d just leave her alone.


18 posted on 11/15/2011 1:48:47 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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they’ll trot her out at the DNC convention like a little mascot ....probably with the whole first family joining her on stage ..it’ll will send tingles down many legs


19 posted on 11/15/2011 1:51:59 PM PST by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: Palladin

I didn’t see the full interview, but in the snippet/promo video, Gabby describes her husband as “brave.” I was trying to find a longer version and found a few more snippets but don’t have time to keep looking.

I think Gabby is Kelly’s second wife though I could be wrong. He has an intensity about him that is a little bit creepy to me, but I’m not married to him. I admire his optimism and the way he has pushed Gabby towards recovery.


20 posted on 11/15/2011 1:56:23 PM PST by petitfour
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To: backwoods-engineer

Because they hate us. And Sarah Palin is a personification of us. That, I think, has been the entirety of the hate-Palin campaign and most of them don’t even bother to hide it.


21 posted on 11/15/2011 1:57:07 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: petitfour

She said “Brave” after his prompting. She said something else before that.

I don’t expect her to be articulate with part of her brain blown away.

I find it disgusting how he is showcasing her like a pet pony.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 2:10:22 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Smear tactics by the scum of Politico


23 posted on 11/15/2011 2:11:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: greene66
"More rancid garbage from the vermin at Pollutico. That place really needs to be professionally fumigated."

Any ideas?

24 posted on 11/15/2011 2:28:10 PM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: AwesomePossum

Exactly. The democraps have used the same “crosshairs.”

And lets not forget the late night Craig Kilborn show when he displayed a picture of George W. Bush with the words, “Snipers Wanted” printed on the photo. Disgusting.


25 posted on 11/15/2011 2:36:15 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They were not crosshairs; they were map markings. Sigh. . I reckon that ignorance is next to godliness to liberals.


26 posted on 11/15/2011 2:45:33 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What concerns me is that Mrs Giffords thinks she should run again for office, my daughter is severly brain damaged from a simple bump on the head in a car accident, not a bullet in the brain. My daughters memory is about 20 mins, and complex ideas elude her.
I’m sorry mame but it’s time to retire and let your husband care for you, not tug on the heart strings of the ignorant who vote out of simpathy instead of common sense.


27 posted on 11/15/2011 3:17:08 PM PST by qman (If you are prepared you can't be surprised.)
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To: Palladin

Absolutely.


28 posted on 11/15/2011 7:41:50 PM PST by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The left still fears Palin so much even a single appearance on a TV show brings out the attack stories.

She should run just because of that.

29 posted on 11/15/2011 8:39:49 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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