Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sarah Palin responds to "blood libel"

According to The Hill, Sarah Palin has responded to those who have tried to tie the Tuscon shooting to her:
"Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own," she wrote. "They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election."
The Hill went on to report:
The third-ranking House Democrat, Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) responded on Wednesday to Palin, saying: "You know, Sarah Palin just can't seem to get it, on any front. I think she's an attractive person, she is articulate. But I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what's going on here."
I wish Mr. Clyburn would explain it to me because I don't get it either. The shooter was more allied to the Left than to the Right! If we were going to assign blame to someone other than the shooter himself, that blame would more closely fall on the likes of Mr. Clyburn, Barack Obama, John Stewart or Chris Matthews than Sarah Palin!

I agree 100% with Sarah Palin on this. It is Rep. Clyburn who is clueless (and possibly even sexist! What does Sarah Palin's being "attractive" have to do with anything?).  

1 comment:

professor ed said...

Last night (1-11-11) on the OReilly Show, Charles Krauthammer gave the best explanation when he stated we should be looking at our treatment of the mentally ill, rather than blaming words spoken by either the "left" or the "right". Dr. Krauthammer pointed out that states, such as New York, made the decision to move mental patients out of mental hospitals and place them in "residential settings"; which basically resulted in their ending up on the streets.
I wonder why this angle isn't being discussed in more depth?