Re: Arizona Rep. Giffords shot, 6 killed in rampage
Yeah, lots of death, twisted individual who deserves death, blah blah blah. The incident itself is a minor story in the long run. The interesting factor to this all is that I feel this is an accurate depiction of the anger, mistrust and missteps that are plaguing the bipartisan hate fest that is American Politics. Sure, all the rich business Americans who are senators and congressmen/women are able to say one thing then go to lunch the next, but the fever they elicit in the struggling, poor, gun-toting public was bound to erupt and here it is.
So what now? Every politician is culpable in stoking this fire that has led to six deaths and a near successful assassination of a major political figure - as bad as Palin is, she isn't alone. Does this represent a movement to take stock in the nasty business that is running the US? Will there be a universal motion to take a step back or regulated what people can or cannot say?
I bet no and this whole mess will be under the rug in two weeks as all sides deny culpability and finger some outrageous belief of the individual shooter that no one can agree with - like he's a Nazi or a child molester or just like those Columbine guys. This is going to be a fascinating study in the Teflon nature of US politicians and Sarah Palin in particular.
It'll determine for Republicans the fitness of Palin for a presidential run. If her shit smells clean after this, she is your candidate in 2012.