Palin Spokespeople: Those Are Surveyor Symbols; Palin: Remember Those Bullseyes?

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Yesterday they said this…

“We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights,” [Palin staffer Rebecca Mansour] said.

“It’s surveyor’s symbols,” the interviewer Tammy Bruce suggested. […]

Mansour agreed. She said that the graphic was contracted out to a professional. They approved it quickly without thinking about it. “We never imagined, it never occurred to us that anybody would consider it violent,” she said. Rather, she said, that it was simply “crosshairs that you would see on a map.”

There is “nothing irresponsible about our graphic,” she said.

In November…Palin said this…

So…what’s going on here? Was Palin simply misinformed? Or are her spokespeople playing fast and loose with the truth? Either way, I think it’s pretty obvious that this type of rhetoric has no place in our national discourse.

And to that point…one of the aims of this blog has been to try and stop the bomb throwing rhetoric. This is a moment in time when we can point towards some particularly stupid messaging on her part and say, “Please stop.”

On this I hope we can agree.