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Gabby Giffords’s Husband Mark Kelly Tells Piers Morgan That Sarah Palin Never Contacted Him
Mediaite ^ | November 25th, 2011 | James Crugnale

Posted on 11/26/2011 12:55:06 PM PST by presidio9

CNN host Piers Morgan spoke with Gabrielle Giffords‘s husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, on Wednesday and discussed Sarah Palin‘s controversial crosshair map, which targeted the Congresswoman’s district. Kelly wrote in a new book that the former Alaska governor never reached out to them. “We were never contacted by her,” Kelly said.

“I find that extraordinary,” Morgan exclaimed.

“Yeah, I was surprised too,” Kelly replied. “You know, certainly the targets that she put over Gabby’s and other people’s districts, in our opinion, was not the right thing to do. She is not the first person to do that. And it hasn’t always been Republicans that have done that.”

“Some interesting insights in the book into who, you know, walked to the plate and who didn’t, really, in terms of political colleagues and people that she had worked for and against. Sarah Palin doesn’t come out of this very well, I don’t think, because there was a woman who at the time had been putting these cross hair things on her website and stuff, including Gabby,” Morgan observed. “And in her haste to take responsibility didn’t even bother to pick the phone up, to write, do anything.”

“I liked your line about it, which is if you had had the chance to talk to her, and you were expecting to, you weren’t going to say that you were responsible,” Morgan pointed out. “But you were going to say, you’ve been irresponsible.”

“Yeah, that’s my plan. You know, this was no surprise to us. Gabby even spoke about it before January 8th, during the election cycle, leading up to the election, in an interview. I think it might have been on MSNBC or some other — another cable news network. She made is very clear that, hey, this is what’s going on, and this could ultimately incite people to do violent things. So it wasn’t a big surprise on January 8th that — you know, that we — you know, where we knew this map existed with the cross-hairs on it. Now, having said that, you know, Sarah Palin certainly is not responsible for what happened. But I think the angry rhetoric in an election year is not — it’s not helpful.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloodlibel; giffords; markkelly; palin; pds; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 11/26/2011 12:55:09 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9
They weren't targets, Mr. Kelly. Sarah Palin had no reason to contact you. None at all.

Did Olivia de Haviland also fail to call and apologize?

2 posted on 11/26/2011 12:57:22 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Roll the stone away, Let the guilty pay, It's Independence Day)
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To: presidio9

So lame.


3 posted on 11/26/2011 12:57:25 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: presidio9

Most astronauts retire with dignity. This fool wants to be John Glenn.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 12:57:54 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: presidio9
you know, Sarah Palin certainly is not responsible for what happened. But I think the angry rhetoric in an election year is not — it’s not helpful.”

But yet even her husband sees fit to perpetuate the myth and lies by humoring POS Morgan. Wow.
5 posted on 11/26/2011 12:58:05 PM PST by brent13a (Freerepublic is a great site for conservative news, if you can stomach the cop hating.)
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To: presidio9

Gee, a lib astronaut—who knew.

Hey Kelly, Sarah did not have to contact you—she didn’t do anything wrong.

If anything, you owe her an apology for even insinuating she had anything to do with the shooting of your wife by a —wait for it—radical lefty mental case.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 12:58:42 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: presidio9

Let’s see, the media created the narrative from a lie blaming her for what some liberal nutburger did and Sarah was supposed to contact them to say she was sorry?

NOW THAT IS SORRY! Screw you Kelly, you friggin whiner!


7 posted on 11/26/2011 12:58:56 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: bboop

Giffords husband has exposed himself as a whiny little #$#%.

Has he ever blamed the LIBERAL that actually shot his wife?


8 posted on 11/26/2011 12:59:01 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: presidio9

What an ass.


9 posted on 11/26/2011 12:59:33 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: presidio9

I bet he didn’t even mention that I’ve never contacted him either...


10 posted on 11/26/2011 12:59:41 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: presidio9

Why should she have to call? She doesn’t know her, why should she have to call..Mark Kelly’s book is tanking on amazon.com..ever since he went on his blame Republican for everything media fest, his book has been going downhill. This guy just doesn’t want to let go of his 15 min of fame, using his wife to bolster himself, pretty pathetic Mark, pretty pathetic


11 posted on 11/26/2011 12:59:57 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: brent13a
Most astronauts retire with dignity.

I think the gene pool of the astronaut program has gotten pretty shallow in the past few years. I submit to you the nutjob that drove cross-country in a diaper to kill another woman.
12 posted on 11/26/2011 1:00:06 PM PST by brent13a (Freerepublic is a great site for conservative news, if you can stomach the cop hating.)
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To: exit82

“If anything, you owe her an apology for even insinuating she had anything to do with the shooting of your wife by a —wait for it—radical lefty mental case.”

RIGHT!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 11/26/2011 1:00:37 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: presidio9
Sarah Palin certainly is not responsible for what happened. But I think the angry rhetoric in an election year is not — it’s not helpful.”

If you use the word "but" it just cancels out anything before that.

And how about silencing the hateful rhetoric on your side, you self righteous wind bag.

14 posted on 11/26/2011 1:01:06 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: presidio9

These people just won’t give up their BS will they?
They are as delusional as Laughner if they think Palin had ANYTHING to do with the shooting.


15 posted on 11/26/2011 1:01:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: presidio9

Apparently you don’t have to be very bright to be an astronaut. At least as long as you spout leftist propaganda. John Glenn is a good example.


16 posted on 11/26/2011 1:01:50 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: presidio9

Why the hell should Palin have contacted Giffords or her family? Sarah had nothing to do with the criminal behavior of some lunatic. This guy seems to be running around crying about each individual that didn’t call him personally to sympathize. First it was complaints that Boehner didn’t call, now Palin. I expect soon he is going to whine that I didn’t send him a fruit basket.

And quite frankly, Gabby is not in any condition to be a congressional representative. She should have resigned long ago. She can’t adequately do her job and it’s high time the media start questioning why she still clings to a tax payer funded position she can’t actually do.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 1:01:50 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: presidio9

i find it extraordinary that piss morgan finds it extraordinary that Sarah Palin never contacted giffords over this...has anyone from the rat party contacted any Republican they “targeted” in the same manner??? didn’t think so...


18 posted on 11/26/2011 1:01:59 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: presidio9

and?????


19 posted on 11/26/2011 1:02:16 PM PST by cpray (We'll put a boot in your a**, it's the American way)
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To: presidio9

What a load of crap...


20 posted on 11/26/2011 1:02:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: exit82

He goes on to talk about how his wife went on MSNBC and was in “Fear because of the map” gee, really Mark, so afraid that when she didn’t think to have ONE armed security guard at her event..not even one..so if Mark Kelly wants to go around blaming Sarah Palin, might as well blame his own wife for not having protection


21 posted on 11/26/2011 1:02:30 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: presidio9

Ah yes, leverage your victim status for political attack purposes. That will show everyone the right way to behave. Good for Palin for not playing their game.


22 posted on 11/26/2011 1:02:40 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: presidio9

What a load of CRAP, Mr. Gabby. I’ll bet you didn’t complain when democrats first invented and used the target idea for focusing on districts that they felt were important.


23 posted on 11/26/2011 1:02:46 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: presidio9

FUMK. Your wife doesn’t even want your name.


24 posted on 11/26/2011 1:03:15 PM PST by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: brent13a

“I submit to you the nutjob that drove cross-country in a diaper to kill another woman.”

NASA had better get with it, Imagine going to Mars and back with HER?!


25 posted on 11/26/2011 1:03:21 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: presidio9

Sorry, these people are idiots.


26 posted on 11/26/2011 1:03:49 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: presidio9

The astronaut sounds like a babbling idiot. Sorry to hear about his wife, though; maybe the stress has caused him to have a breakdown himself.


27 posted on 11/26/2011 1:03:57 PM PST by redpoll
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To: presidio9
I didn't call him either.

What a douche.

28 posted on 11/26/2011 1:04:13 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: presidio9

Talk about Palin derangement syndrome! These rats can have half their head blown off and their number 1 goal is still to take Palin out! What about the clown who shot her?Does she even bother to go after him,or is he a dem/rat?


29 posted on 11/26/2011 1:04:19 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: ozzymandus

Sen. Bill Nelson is another one. He is on his way out this election as we have a deep field in the primary that can retire that goof Astronut. Beady Eyes Nelson I call him.


30 posted on 11/26/2011 1:04:34 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: presidio9


31 posted on 11/26/2011 1:04:38 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: presidio9

Why would Palin contact them? She had nothing to do with any of that.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 1:04:45 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: presidio9
I didn't contact Giffords either because I also have no culpability. Kelly is a pathetic weasel.
33 posted on 11/26/2011 1:05:15 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: presidio9
Liberals are diseased. Those who maintain friendships with liberals are equally diseased.

34 posted on 11/26/2011 1:06:03 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: presidio9

Revolting...the left has zero shame.


35 posted on 11/26/2011 1:06:12 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: presidio9

Oh just give me one huge, honkin’ break........fercryinoutloud.


36 posted on 11/26/2011 1:06:20 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: presidio9

Too bad none of it’s actionable. A tagteam hitpiece by the vile little hitman Piers Morgan and Gabby Gifford’s obviously brain damaged astronaut husband.


37 posted on 11/26/2011 1:06:34 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: presidio9

Why would she contact you?


38 posted on 11/26/2011 1:07:21 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: presidio9

And of course if she had contacted them they would be saying she has some nerve contacting them.


39 posted on 11/26/2011 1:07:37 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: presidio9

Why should she have?

Did democrats contact Palin to apologizing for libel and slandering her?


40 posted on 11/26/2011 1:08:06 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Galts Gulch" <> Communist China)
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To: presidio9

What a jerk. He’s just using his disabled wife for publicity.


41 posted on 11/26/2011 1:08:56 PM PST by stellaluna
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To: shelterguy

Look, the proof is in the pudding!!! O’Reilly’s book relative Abe Lincoln - #8 & 73 days in the top one hundred on Amazon.com!!! The Mike Kelly, Gabby Gifffords tome - #61 & 16 days in the top one hundred on Amazon.com!!! So much for “dirt bag” Mike Kelly!!! What a sad piece of humanity Mr. Kelly is. The good news is, no one gives a hoot about him or listens to a word he says!!! Just another low life Democrat in the Barack Hussein Obama mold!!!


42 posted on 11/26/2011 1:08:58 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Post5203
http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/pwned_rubber_stamp.jpg

These idiots are playing with fire (is that too incendiary!?!?) G_D Only tolerates this kind of hypocrisy for so long, these fools are in for a rude awaking someday very soon.

43 posted on 11/26/2011 1:09:06 PM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney! The GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him.)
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To: presidio9

Kelly sounds like a whiny teenager you’d tell to grow up but it’s way too late for him.


44 posted on 11/26/2011 1:09:56 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: buccaneer81
This fool wants to be John Glenn.

Close. My guess is, HE runs for the seat Ms Giffords now holds. Probably wins in Pima County.

45 posted on 11/26/2011 1:10:07 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: mazda77
Sen. Bill Nelson is another one

He was an AINO (AstroNaut In Name Only.) He was a congressman who hitched a ride on a shuttle flight in return for NASA funding. Calling him an astronaut is like calling me a copilot for sitting in the right-hand seat of my BIL's Cessna.

46 posted on 11/26/2011 1:10:50 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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My guess is, HE runs for the seat Ms Giffords now holds.

Yep. He has until May to move to the district and file the paperwork.

47 posted on 11/26/2011 1:12:08 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: presidio9
Are these loony tunes saying Jared Lee Loughner is a Palinista?

Surely they are not that detached from reality?

Are they?

48 posted on 11/26/2011 1:12:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: buccaneer81

Maybe he’s planning to take Gabrielle’s seat when they finally agree she can’t continue as representative?


49 posted on 11/26/2011 1:14:27 PM PST by freeagle
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To: presidio9

This loser owes Palin an apology.


50 posted on 11/26/2011 1:14:44 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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