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Palin on Shooting: Stop Mindless Finger Pointing!

1/12/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Palin has just posted an 8 minute video about the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- slamming critics who say she may be to blame for the event.



Palin says "We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker ... Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own, they begin and end with the criminals who commit them ... not with law abiding citizens who respectively exercise their first amendment rights at campaign rallies."

Palin came under attack after it was discovered Giffords was targeted by Palin on a map released last fall featuring crosshairs over her district.

In the video, she continues, "Journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible."

Palin also adds "We are better than the mindless finger pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy."


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481.

Whodis    

Palin and the TP got what they wished for when Giffords and the others were shot up. It's what Sarah and the Tea Party called for, condoned it and they demanded it.

"Targets. Shot. Enemy. Crosshairs. Execute. Crossfire. Bombing. Weapons. Guns. Shoot. Aim. Blood. Fight. war. Battle. Reload." -Sarah Palin

Jared Loughner. Sarah Palin. Lock and Reload.

Jared Loughner. Sarah Palin. Jesse Kelly. M-16's Against Giffords.

Jared Loughner. Sarah Palin. Gun Crosshairs on Giffords.

Jared Loughner. Sarah Palin. Tea Party. Second Amendment Remedies.

Jared Loughner. Sarah Palin. Tea Party. Myspace Heroes.

Jared Loughner. Sarah Palin. Tea Party. Giffords Building Shot Up.

Jared Loughner. Sarah Palin Tea Party. Intimidating Giffords With Guns.

Jared Loughner. Sarah Palin. Don't Retreat, Reload.

Jared Loughner, Tea Party Poster-Boy.

Jared Loughner, Sarah Palin's #1 Fan

1287 days ago
482.

The Village Idiot    

Sarah Palin's voice is the most disturbing non asthetic thing I've ever had to endure her intellect is right up there with that moron GW Bush.

She would make an excellent choice for the Gop being their all a bunch of dumb f**ks

1287 days ago
483.

Sally    

Joan Rivers has a big mouth and half a brain. She needs to retire. Sarah Palin needs to just quit making comments until all of this bad publicity dies down.

1284 days ago
484.

El    

Well well, another witch hunt. Go figure. I suppose those blaming her for the tragedy are also still blaming Manson for Columbine, right? I see so many people saying she's a moron, yada yada yada, I agree, however those same people are also saying (by laying blame on her) that she is sooo powerful she can inspire people she's never met before to assassinate people. Well.. which is it blame throwers because she can't be both.

1283 days ago
485.

joe    

What about all them comments you made about the residing President during the elections you was so anal and you was totally anal about everything you said and you went state to state now and would not shut up about it now you want us the American people to give you a past and people lives where involve just look in the mirror and it has two faces one that accept you and one that rejects you guess one you see every mourning and anybody thats with her is a damm fool cause she didn't even have facts and was being fed this from her party and you'll was fixing to make her vice president what world are you'll living in that incident is only for the experts to analyze nobody should be speaking unless they are experts end of story

1283 days ago
486.

Kristene    

Anyone who agrees that Sarah is to blame is an uneducated moron. People like to blame others for their problems and this is the case. I don't know why people don't like the woman. She is educated, CLASSY, and speaks the truth. Oh, thats why you all hate her. She actually tells the truth. Something of which none of you do. So get off your lazy welfare butt and stop hating on someone who is successful.

1283 days ago
487.

Kristene    

Joe you sound ignorant as hell. When making a point please use proper grammar. Shows your lack of education...

1283 days ago
488.

jjgg5    

Half Governor Palin is bordering on being a right wing, domestic terrorist.

1280 days ago
489.

tigress    

I am never surprised at Palin's arrogance. She posts about crosshairs and lock and load on the Internet, then says she wasn't talking about guns. Nothing good comes from violent imagery or the deliberate promoting acts of violence. We can only assume that inciting certain individuals into acts of violent behavior was Beck and Palins intent. Now, they want to shift the blame and whine about being picked on by the Liberals. Go back to Alaska Palin and take your guns with you.
Signed,
A Liberal

1280 days ago
490.

marla    

Wow. Politics just aren't quite as important as an individuals life, by any means! No matter WHAT stupid choices Sarah Palin has made,, why take it out on her kids?? What did THEY ever do to us????? Let's just not stoop to her level. The fact that she ever hinted around on the "reloading" thingy is irreprehensible! How sad is THAT?? And, WHAT was she thinkin??? But, violence FOR violence just makes NO sense at all!

1264 days ago
491.

Gestas    

I really hate to see the Republican Party end this way...Well, I don't really hate it, but it is a shame.

1183 days ago
492.

ralph zappacosta    

Sarah Palin is a self serving person. She doesn't think before she opens her mouth. She cost McCain the election. He would have done better if he picked another Senator as his running mate. He is a good man and deserves a second shot at being president, but I think that won't happen.

1183 days ago
493.

Kelly Joanne Cannon    

Yeah, sure you hate violence, Sarah. And your next lie after that is? Well, probably many more to come, I'm sure.-----Liberal, Kelly Joanne Cannon

1159 days ago
494.

Kelly J. Cannon    

Sure you hate violence, Sarah. And your next complete lie after that is? Well, probably many more to come, I'm sure.

1159 days ago
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