Skip to comments.Gabrielle Giffords book revives Sarah Palin criticism (Politico again!)
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 ...
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.
Stupid MSNBC....I mean Politico.
Why I hate libs.
Gabby, I pray for your continued healing, but that doesn't mean you aren't an idiot.
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.
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.
I an so tired hearing about Gifford other people died
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.
You had the Nation’s good will and best wishes behind you. Why did you have to make this political?
I think of the nine year old girl, and how her parents are coping with the upcoming holidays.
May God be with them.
We have our cross-hairs on you, Pollutico~
Democrats actually used crosshairs on a head pic of Bush 43 and other "enemies"..............
More rancid garbage from the vermin at Pollutico. That place really needs to be professionally fumigated.
Giffords reminds me of Jim Brady. Both suffered irreversable brain damage. Both have been exploited by their spouses for political purposes.
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*
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Smear tactics by the scum of Politico
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.
They were not crosshairs; they were map markings. Sigh. . I reckon that ignorance is next to godliness to liberals.
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.
She should run just because of that.
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