Instead an elected official was gunned down following the unfortunate timing of the SarahPac graphic with the gun crosshairs.
Did Palin want a nut to go out and gun down Gabby Giffords, of course not.
Would that crime have happened without the SarahPac graphic? Probably, if not definitely.
Let just all thank our lucky stars that Palin has somehow been contained and we are not all subject to her logo'd bus tour family vacations any more.
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Actually, this nice lady I know is the longest-range target shooter I am acquainted with. She shoots at the moon, with a giant laser she feeds back through the telescope it is mounted on, and reflects it off the small reflector squares left by the Apollo missions, and uses that to calculate the earth-moon distance, which varies constantly, and feeds her data to the cosmologists.
The large box is the laser she bolted onto the telescope:
Here's the target, or a spare copy of one they forgot to leave on the moon:
And the business end of the telescope:
The telescope is used to aim the laser instrument, and then to focus it on the way out.
The crosshairs on the SarahPac graphic could be interpreted as the crosshairs of survey/astronomy/photography equipment
and she was employing this metaphor for her followers to study, size up the representatives in the targeted districts
That metaphor doesn't make sense.
The aim of the crosshairs metaphor is to take out the opponent.
I personally love colorful sport/hunting/over the top language, but I am from the South - that's the way we do it, a la Carville to point to a Dem operative.
It just totally angers me to see you, Iris Lily and Alan have to go the mats constantly for complete nincompoops like Palin, Rush, Herman Cain, and whomever else.
I just saw Iron Lady about Margaret Thatcher --- whom I really didn't know a whole lot about.... where is our Margaret Thatcher?
Why is the US Conservative movement today so enmeshed with all of these clowns that any of us could take out in a Trivial Pursuit game?
I'm not going to the mats for any of those folks, sorry.
I'm just objecting to partisans continually making mountains out of molehills, polluting our civil discourse. On any/all "sides".
It's no wonder people of quality rarely decide to step up and participate in the political process.