Simple Question

An aide to Sarah Palin claims the crosshairs depicted in her now-infamous target list of Democrats were not actually gun-sights, and that it’s “obscene” and “appalling” to blame Palin for the shooting.

“We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights. It was simply cross-hairs like you’d see on maps,” said Rebecca Mansour on the Tammy Bruce radio show. Moreover, there was “nothing irresponsible” about the image, and to draw a line connecting Palin and Saturday’s shooting is “obscene” and “appalling.”

via Palin Aide: Crosshairs On Target List Not Actually Gun Sights | TPMDC.

Now clearly those images were intended to be gunsights, and were promoted as such at the time. I’m not buying this bullshit for a second, and honestly if there’s a single human being out there who accepts this explanation on an intellectual rather than emotional/partisan basis I’d be interested to talk to them about it.

I do have a question though: is this thing about crosshairs on maps equally bullshit? I’ve never heard of such a thing, and I’m just trying to get a handle on how full of shit Palin’s operation is in this situation. Sorta? Mostly? Utterly? Completely? Help me out here.

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