Finally Someone On The RIGHT Acknowledges That Palin Has Been Irresponsible With Violent Imagery In The Political Debate!
Prominent American Right Winger, Pat Buchanan, agrees that Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann and other Republicans have been highly irresponsible in their rhetoric and imagery in light of the recent Arizona shootings and should apologize:
(Interviewer JOE SCARBOROUGH): So Pat, is this not a time for people, like Sarah Palin, who have used violent imagery – she just has. I know some of my conservative friends and family members won’t like that reality. Or, Michele Bachmann, who said she wants Minnesotans armed and dangerous. Isn’t this an opportune time for them to apologize -– not saying that it led to anything — but just saying that they’ve been irresponsible in their rhetoric and they’re going to be more careful moving forward? […] I am just saying though, I mean, God, you’ve worked for two presidents. Would you not be in there if you were working for Sarah Palin right now, saying, go out and say it had nothing to do with this shooting, but you understand that it was irresponsible, and you’re going to be more careful moving forward. Wouldn’t you give her that advice if you were her aide?
(PAT BUCHANAN): Well, I certainly would. I would give everybody the advice to tone down the rhetoric and get away from military and the armed metaphors and things that a lot of us have used in campaigns, especially at a time like this. You know, I sure would Joe.
H/T to Tom at Politics Plus!