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Jared Lee Loughner Sarah Palin Connection? Was Gabrielle Giffords Shooter Politically Motivated?

Sarah-Palin-Gabrielle-GiffordsDoes Jared Lee Loughner shooter of Gabrielle Giffords have a Sarah Palin connection or is it simply a grim irony that Giffords was on Palin’s “Hit List”?

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among Sarah Palin’s “Hit List” on Facebook where she targets Democrats who voted for the Health Reform bill and asks her fans to “take them out.”

Huffington Post reports that “there is no evidence at this time that the shooting of Giffords was politically motivated, but it’s grimly ironic that the candidate appeared on a map of House Democrats ‘targeted’ by Palin in 2010.’

As you can see, the map used actual target markers on locations these Democrats lived and listed their names.

Sarah Palin made the following statement about the Tucson tragedy:

“My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona. On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.”

Sarah Palin tweeted a link to the statement on Twitter.

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democrat, and 11 other people were shot at an event today in Tucson.  The congresswoman was at a local event at a grocery store when 15-20 shots were fired.

The Pima County sheriff spokesperson report that at least 12 others were shot and confirmed the representative was “shot point blank in the head.”

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