The masses don't follow any form of logic. To quote Tommy Lee Jones in Men In Black "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky animals and you know it." The majority of people will read what they want from this because they are poorly informed due to biased news. These same people will no think twice about anything else because they are just as biased as the news they listen to.
Originally Posted by kluang
If Obama is smart, he will use this incident, those crosshair and the tea party, use some apophenia to connect them and kill Palin's career.
Unfortunately this path may kill his own career and any hopes for re-election. The people that want him out of office will see this tactic as "heartless" and "he approves of unnecessary violence to further his cause". Ironically these same people could be seen outside of their town halls when the healthcare reform was voted in, holding signs saying "Keep your government hands off my medicare!".