January 08, 2011

The Arizona Tragedy

This is just unbelievably horrifying- 19 people are shot outside an Arizona supermarket, in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and a federal judge and 9-year-old girl were both killed.

We don't know much yet about motivations of the likely shooter, Jared Lee Loughner. But we can say this: When Sarah Palin put out that "target list" of his candidates she wanted to defeat last year- including crosshairs- Giffords was one of the targets. That alone should hang over Palin for the rest of her career- it just illustrates the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of this vile, vile woman.

And I don't want to hear that I'm "politicizing" this tragedy. It was an assassination attempt on a politician- it's political by its very nature. This is a tragedy because people are dead- not because people are "politicizing it."

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 8, 2011 08:15 PM
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