Originally Posted By: Bogus_bill
“We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights. It was simply cross hairs like you’d see on maps,” Palin said.

I don't like Sarah Palin and because of that it would be convenient if a case could be made that her cross hairs perpetuated this tragedy. However, I gotta go with Thumper on this one. The symbolism looks lousy but I don't believe that in any way she meant cross hairs to have anything to do with actual guns.

"Don't retreat, reload" is the context. Gun imagery, literal and metaphorical, is both her message and her media.

But not all conservatives are happy about Palin’s rhetoric. On “The View” TV show on Thursday, co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck called Palin’s use of crosshairs imagery “despicable.” Ms. Hasselbeck’s critique raised eyebrows in particular because she had stumped for Palin during the 2008 campaign.


The above quote was from March.
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