“Who Will Rid Me of This Troublesome Priest?”

Make that “troublesome representative, troublesome judge, troublesome nine-year old”

From CNN:

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remained in critical condition Sunday morning after a gunman shot her in the head and then opened fire on a crowd gathered at a political meet-and-greet outside an Arizona supermarket.

The shooting killed six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, and wounded 14 others, authorities said.

Congresswoman in critical condition after Arizona shooting – CNN.com

A March 2010 tweet from Sarah Palin:

“Don’t Retreat – Instead RELOAD!”

Pls see my Facebook page.

From her Facebookpage, this map with crosshairs,

and this comment:

“ This is just the first salvo in a fight…”

Emphasis hers. Widely reported. I found it here first when I looked it up:

Palin Joins Right-Wing Armed and Dangerous Mob: ‘Reload’! | ChattahBox News Blog

In Jared Lee Loughner, Palin has found her Richard le Breton.


Update: The New York Times reports that Sarah Palin’s webpage with the crosshairs map has been taken down. Nice try, Sarah. Can you put the bullets back in the gun?


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One Response to “Who Will Rid Me of This Troublesome Priest?”

  1. atymins13 says:

    Haha, this is a hilarious title! I agree with you, even if this guy wasn’t inspired by Palin, I do believe he took inspiration from the right-wing hate speech. I believe everyone in Congress needs to take it back a notch.
    Thanks for writing this article.
    Check me out at…

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