Sometimes, people rise above after they've done wrong to admit their fault. This is not one of those moments.
Sarah Palin released a video this morning, responding to the backlash she's been receiving in regards to the Arizona shooting last Saturday. In case you don't know, last year, Sarah released a deplorable graphic on her Facebook page. It was a map of the USA, covered in crosshairs, targeting areas and politicians that supported the new health care reform. One of those names was Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman who was shot in the head over the weekend.
No one has proved as of yet that Jared Loughner's attack on the Congresswoman had anything to do with Sarah Palin or the Tea Party movement, but like many others, we called into question Sarah's ease to use violently suggestive images as a means to garner support.
So, Sarah decided to defend herself against the all dreadful liberal media. Not apologize, mind you, for using violent imagery to convey her own agenda - just defend herself from being to blame for the tragedy.
Watch the video (above) to hear her argue her own side. One part we found particularly interesting was this:
”If you don’t like a person’s vision for the country, you’re free to debate that vision. If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas. But especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.”
Hmm. Hypocritical much, Sarah?