Skip to comments.Gabby Giffords’s Husband Mark Kelly Tells Piers Morgan That Sarah Palin Never Contacted Him
Posted on 11/26/2011 12:55:06 PM PST by presidio9
CNN host Piers Morgan spoke with Gabrielle Giffordss husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, on Wednesday and discussed Sarah Palins controversial crosshair map, which targeted the Congresswomans 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 Gabbys and other peoples districts, in our opinion, was not the right thing to do. She is not the first person to do that. And it hasnt always been Republicans that have done that.
Some interesting insights in the book into who, you know, walked to the plate and who didnt, really, in terms of political colleagues and people that she had worked for and against. Sarah Palin doesnt come out of this very well, I dont 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 didnt 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 werent going to say that you were responsible, Morgan pointed out. But you were going to say, youve been irresponsible.
Yeah, thats 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 whats going on, and this could ultimately incite people to do violent things. So it wasnt 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 its not helpful.
Did Olivia de Haviland also fail to call and apologize?
Most astronauts retire with dignity. This fool wants to be John Glenn.
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.
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!
Giffords husband has exposed himself as a whiny little #$#%.
Has he ever blamed the LIBERAL that actually shot his wife?
What an ass.
I bet he didn’t even mention that I’ve never contacted him either...
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
“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 itradical lefty mental case.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
What a load of crap...
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
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.
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.
FUMK. Your wife doesn’t even want your name.
“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?!
Sorry, these people are idiots.
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.
What a douche.
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?
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.
Why would Palin contact them? She had nothing to do with any of that.
Revolting...the left has zero shame.
Oh just give me one huge, honkin’ break........fercryinoutloud.
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.
Why would she contact you?
And of course if she had contacted them they would be saying she has some nerve contacting them.
Why should she have?
Did democrats contact Palin to apologizing for libel and slandering her?
What a jerk. He’s just using his disabled wife for publicity.
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!!!
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.
Kelly sounds like a whiny teenager you’d tell to grow up but it’s way too late for him.
Close. My guess is, HE runs for the seat Ms Giffords now holds. Probably wins in Pima County.
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.
Yep. He has until May to move to the district and file the paperwork.
Surely they are not that detached from reality?
Maybe he’s planning to take Gabrielle’s seat when they finally agree she can’t continue as representative?
This loser owes Palin an apology.