The Giffords Shooting, The Instant Politicization of Everything, & Why Americans Increasingly Hate Dems & Reps

From Nick Gillespie:

Readers of this site know I’m no Sarah Palin fan, but to accuse her of complicity in the murderous spree of a clearly insane person is one of the main reasons that partisan political parties are losing market share. I had myself tweeted that blaming Palin for Jared Loughner’s mass killing would be like blaming J.D. Salinger for Mark David Chapman shooting John Lennon (and as Jesse Walker pointed out, in Chapman’s case, at least we could be sure Chapman had read Salinger). Given Loughner’s fixation on grammar and the supposed lack of literacy evinced by most Americans, maybe William Safire and S.I. Hayakawa should be held responsible. [From The Giffords Shooting, The Instant Politicization of Everything, & Why Americans Increasingly Hate Dems & Reps]

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1 Response to The Giffords Shooting, The Instant Politicization of Everything, & Why Americans Increasingly Hate Dems & Reps

  1. Luigi says:

    I started writing a comment but it got too long! If you’d like to read it please see http://houston-is-hot.blogspot.com/2011/01/on-sarah-palin-and-inspiration.html.

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