Saturday, January 08, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords Was in Palin's "Bulls-eye"

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.-5) was shot point-blank in the head this morning in Tucson where she was holding a "Congress On Your Corner" event at a grocery store.

The gunman ran up and shot Giffords in the head and then shot some six of the Congresswoman's aides and unknown others, including apparently at least one child. (These numbers are approximate. We tried getting on the Tucson Citizen, but its servers appear overloaded.)

Back in September 2010, Sarah Palin launched a website identifying 20 House members who voted for the health overhaul bill. Giffords was one of those. The map of the United States on the Palin site contained 20 rifle-scope bulls-eyes (still contains, actually, but you better go look quick, before the site disappears entirely -- scroll down on the homepage).

Palin posted an apology on Facebook that does not mention the website linked above.

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