Sarah Palin said, “Don’t Retreat, Instead – Reload,” and included Representative Gabrielle Giffords among those politicians targeted on her SarahPAC site. I expect that Palin will claim that she bears no responsibility for the shooting of Giffords today.
Just like I’d bear no responsibility for the havoc that ensues when I shout “Fire!” in a theater.
Update: Palin hasn’t disclaimed responsibility, but she has cried some crocodile tears on Facebook over the shooting.
Update 2: Giffords’ recent opponent in the November election bears some responsibility, too, though I don’t expect him to be man enough to admit it.