Re: Arizona Rep. Giffords shot, 6 killed in rampage
I think probably the second more despicable part of this whole mess, the first obviously being the disturbed shooter, is that the whole American machine quickly went forward with "But how does this involve Sarah Palin?" I really cannot understand the infatuation with the woman, either for or against. She is an empty talking head that says the most cookie cutter of things and who's only true skill is taking insanely complex issues in the political and world stage and boiling them down to a "us vs them" debate topic, which is a most insidious and dangerous method to practice politics.
You can easily take her response today. The use of "blood libel" aside (What goes on in speech writers heads?), it is a classic conservative retort to being attacked: The media are biased (except you, Fox News <3), God, things are fine and the way they've always been, old historic reference, 911, God, I love America, don't you? Freedom!!!!
She said next to nothing that you don't learn in school and THAT'S to be a political leader? Way to not deal with the issue. But then, that's what they all do - even Obama. Which is why it is so insane to focus on this little Alaskan Mom who really has shown no reason for me to believe she should be listened to in any way.
Which goes back to my point, the problem is systemic and no one is getting it right and this issue will be dead sooner than you think without change. "god" Bless America.