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It turns out that Sarah Palin's controversial list of "targets" in the 2010 elections, which included U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, is still on Facebook.

Giffords was shot over the weekend and is in critical condition.

No one thinks Palin was responsible or even indirectly to blame for the act of lunacy committed by Jared Loughner, but she been getting flack for her fiery rhetoric and apparent gun imagery in the wake of the shooting. Her response?

Sarah's Targets

A Palin staffer defended the above graphic, saying, "We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights ... It was simply crosshairs like you'd see on maps."

Riiiight. Maybe we've been watching too much Sarah Palin's Alaska, but somehow we weren't thinking about cartography when we saw this. Or when she Tweeted at "Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America [to] RELOAD!"

How about you? When you think of crosshairs, you think of ...

 

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

For a pair of actresses, Saturday's tragic shooting in Tuscon was extra personal.

Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Sophia Bush had connections to victims of the incident, as the Country Strong actress is actually cousins with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, although the two have never met.

“Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting congresswoman Giffords, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as well as the other victims of this horrible act of senseless violence," Paltrow told Entertainment Tonight.

Tweeted the One Tree Hill star, who the second cousin of Christina Green, a nine-year-old girl killed during the attack that was born on 9/11/01 and who was the granddaughter of former baseball manager Dallas Green:

“There are no words to explain what my cousin’s family is going through in Arizona. How can this be? Violence is never the answer."

Jared Loughner has been charged in the shooting, while President Obama has called for a national moment of silence today at 11 a.m. EST in honor of the victims.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Jared Loughner is the 22-year old accused* of opening fire in Tuscon, Arizona yesterday morning, killing six people and leaving Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.

While former classmates have described Loughner as a loner, and his YouTube profiles lists his favorite books as revolution-themed tomes such as "Animal Farm" and "Mein Kampf," videos the alleged shooter posted online have surfaced.

The frightening slide shows, all recorded in the last month, focus on topics that include the Constitution, dreams and currency...

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Gabrielle Giffords was at the center of what President Obama has described as an "unspeakable tragedy" this morning.

The Arizona Congresswoman was one of 20 people shot - 12 of whom are injured, six reportedly killed - during a shooting in Tuscon. The public event was a meeting of constituents that took place outside a Safeway grocery store.

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She underwent surgery this afternoon for a wound to the head, with Dr. Peter Rhee of the University Medical Center saying he's "very optimistic about her recovery."

The suspected culprit has been identified as a 22-year old named Jared Lee Loughner.

On her Facebook page, Sarah Palin offered "sincere condolences" to Giffords' family and others involved in the shooting. Why is this relevant?

In March 2010, - after Tweeting at "Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America [to] RELOAD!" - Palin used gun sights on a map to target Democrats engaged in tough re-election battles. Giffords was one of those politicians.

Gabrielle Giffords Biography

Gabrielle Giffords Facebook Photo Gabrielle Giffords is a Congresswoman from Arizona. She made news for a tragic reason in early 2011, as a gunman opened fire at a rally... More »
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