Sarah Palin: "Shoot with accuracy; aim high and remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win."


I took a screen shot in case she scrubs this too.

Sarah Palin swearstogod that her bullseyes-slash-crosshairs and suggestions of gunshots and violence are really just innocent l'il ol' surveyor's symbols and stuff. How stupid and suspicious and icky we all have been for having thought otherwise, says they:

Palin’s spokesperson now claims in an interview with Tammy Bruce that “We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights” when talking about the target list that Palin distributed along with the slogan “Don’t retreat, reload.”

Bruce not passing up an opportunity to help Palin then responds “It’s surveyor’s symbols.

So how does she explain the following from last March? (emphasis is all hers)

Warning: Subject to New Politically Correct Language Police Censorship

by Sarah Palin on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 1:59pm

March Madness battles rage! My family and I join millions of Americans enjoying college basketball’s finest through March Madness. Underdogs always get my vote as we watch intense competition bring out the best in these accomplished teams.

The Final Four is an intense, contested series (kind of like a heated, competitive primary election), so best of luck to all teams, and watch for this principle lived out: the team that wins is the team that wants it more.

To the teams that desire making it this far next year: Gear up! In the battle, set your sights on next season’s targets! From the shot across the bow – the first second’s tip-off – your leaders will be in the enemy’s crosshairs, so you must execute strong defensive tactics. You won’t win only playing defense, so get on offense! The crossfire is intense, so penetrate through enemy territory by bombing through the press, and use your strong weapons – your Big Guns – to drive to the hole. Shoot with accuracy; aim high and remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win.

Focus on the goal and fight for it. If the gate is closed, go over the fence. If the fence is too high, pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, parachute in. If the other side tries to push back, your attitude should be “go for it.” Get in their faces and argue with them. (Sound familiar?!) Every possession is a battle; you’ll only win the war if you’ve picked your battles wisely. No matter how tough it gets, never retreat, instead RELOAD!

- Sarah Palin

Now if you'll excuse me, I need a surveyor of whiskey.

UPDATE via Marse10 on Twitter: Oops, Former Half-Gov BangBang McShootEmUp forgot to scrub this tweet:


H/t: Fran

  • Mrwatchy

    I don't see anyone posing this simple inverse rationale: can any sane person say that gun-referencing speech such as Palin's—and the heated angry speech which is overwhelmingly the proud possession of right wing radio—helps to calm individuals prone to actual violent actions, such as schizophrenic or paranoid-delusional cases? It's not remotely rational to say so, though I can almost hear straw-man rationalizations forming to figure out something, anything, to counter such a polemic.
    Of course angry speech is meant to incite, no question. What if tomorrow all conservative radio hosts began demanding liberal blood, such as radio Hutu radio hosts did for Tutsi blood in Rwanda in 1994? Of course there would be blood, without doubt, that very day. Could conservative radio then still deny that the tone of their speech has no consequence?
    Clearly, obviously, public speech has consequence, repercussions and a kindling effect. Conservative radio tries to push the limits of civil discourse off the cliff every day. What they're really doing is trying to find the limits of deniability while still monetizing the polarizing effect of their trade.

  • Thomas

    My God! Basketball metaphors!

    Next thing you know, football players will be talking about the "battle in the trenches."

  • It's funny how people are bending all sorts of things. I saw one person on Facebook claim that their basketball coach said things like "get out there and ... the other team." I don't know. I think we've come way past simple sports rhetoric in Palin's posting.

    The crazies buying all the ammo in the country.

    The crazies bringing AR-15s to political rallies.

    The crazies claiming that if everyone carried, nothing like the VA Tech shooting could happen again because the good guys would be armed. Can't recall how many times I heard that one on the 2008 election run-up when everyone was so afraid Obama was going to take away guns. Can't anyone carry a concealed handgun in AZ? Well, I guess carrying didn't help in AZ for some reason.

  • Anonymous

    I spent several hours reading a lot of things on Palin, from fairly recent, as in this weekend, to several years ago. In everything I read, whether they were quoting her or talking about Palin, there was not one single mention of her ever admitting being wrong, or apologizing, for anything. NOT ONE TIME!! I don't think Palin has the ability to apologize or admit to being wrong. It would require her admission of having made a mistake at some point in her life. I truly don't believe it is possible for Palin to admit being wrong. She blames everyone else in her life for any mistake that is made, whether it is within her own family, as with Bristol's pregnancy--wasn't that her sister's fault instead of her and Todd's? Here's a woman who was pregnant when she got married, whose mother was also pregnant when she got married and she refuses to accept responsibility for it in any way. While a mother cannot stop her children from having sex, they can at least speak to them about their personal experiences at their age in order to relate to them their understanding of what they are going through. Instead, Palin lies and says that she never had a clue that Bristol was having sex. We know it's an outright lie, having read Bristol's My Space writings on which she relates a conversation about her mother asking if she's pregnant or thinking she's pregnant.

    In a much more serious situation, she pretends that gun sights are now surveyor's symbols or markings! Yet she referred to them as targets almost ten months ago but wants to pretend now that it never happened. She honestly expects us to forget what she said, as if it didn't occur, and just go on about our daily business with Palin being right and the "left" is making a big deal out of nothing.

    I honestly hope this is not going to get brushed under the table. Let this always stand as a reminder to those who use violent rhetoric, that it won't be tolerated.

  • Anonymous

    Incredibly lame...and what lengths did Palin's staff go to come up with 'surveyor's symbols' for her 'target map'?
    Good stunningly stupid does Palin & her camp think most people are?
    Point...Palin loves, is familiar with & uses guns.
    Point...Palin is not a surveyor.
    Point...most people wouldn't know a surveyor's symbol if it hit them in the face.
    Point...considering the above point, why would anyone reference said symbol when almost no one would 'get it'?
    Point...Rep. Giffords in her response to said 'target map', took the meaning to be 'in the crosshairs of a gun'. If there was a misunderstanding of said 'target map', why did Palin's camp not refute that 'intention' at that time? Secondly, why did no one involved with Gifford's interview, at that time, challenge her interpretation & remark that this was supposed to be a map with 'surveyor's symbols'?
    Point...subsequent tweets/postings from Palin, after her 'target map' was introduced on the internet, used such words as 'reload' and 'bullseye' to reference said website. No such terms are used by surveyors in reference to their symbols.
    Point...I don't know the timing, but shortly after the shootings...Palin's target map was removed. Now, let's be grownups here...there is just no pretending that if there was absolutely nothing wrong with Palin's 'target map', then said map would still be up, without any need for guilt or explanation.

    Sarah...along with allowing violent & threatening rhetoric to be spewed during your campaign gatherings, without the slightest hint of you trying to calm things down...this sudden walkback on your own website seems a tad (and I'm being generous here) dishonest, nevermind totally irresponsible.

  • Nellcote

    "If the gate is closed, go over the fence. If the fence is too high, pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, parachute in."

    Plagarizing Nancy Pelosi!

  • Anonymous

    You would honestly think that this stupid crazy group of freaks would shut the hell up for a few days after something like this?

    But no - they decide that it's all about THEM being the victim here.

    Sarah Palin - creator and inciter of the Tucson Massacre. History in the making. The Legend of Sarah Palin. She is beyond DONE.

  • Potri99er

    Sarah knows they were violent symbols. Crosshairs. Bullseyes. -!/SarahPalinUSA/status/29677744457

  • Maybe she's speaking metaphorically(?)...unfortunately her RWNJ followers can't spell, much less "get" metaphor. [RELOADING (metaphorically speaking)... for the next comment.]

  • Anonymous

    She is backtracking hard isn't she?

  • Anonymous

    Oh.My.God. Good thing you got a Screen Capture Laffy. The woman is GUILTY OF MURDER!! imo

  • It took these despicable people less then 24 hours to rationalize and justify their vitriolic rhetoric. They are shameless, pure evil and without remorse, ever! Their GOD, whomever or whatever it may be, if it is spiritually inclined, even in the slightest, is surely looking down with disfavor upon and toward this hate-filled group of hate and violence mongers, that's for damn sure. Words have consequences, always! Sometimes positive and sometimes negative.
    There is too much hate and violence in our world, and it may be the demise of humankind as we know it if good loses out to the idiocracy permeating in our politics and political discourse, both here and around the world.
    What happened here yesterday in AZ happens hundreds if not thousands of times a day throughout the world. Where is the outrage?
    Mansour is always going to be a Palin apologist, and we shouldn't expect anything else from a Caribou "Killer" Barbie Loyalist.

  • Lisalways

    I second the whiskey and I dont even drink it. Her statements above are clear. She is most definitely using specific words/phrases to incite others. The pure fact that Todd was a member of the Alaska Independence Party & Sarah also endorsed the I party should be investigated, along with asking others to basically start a revolution. It does not take a rocket scientist to understand what she has been up to. Now, it's time to hold the Media along with ALL elected Officials responsible for doing proper investigative journalism along with accurate reporting, as far as the Officials: no excuses made for people like Sarah ANYMORE, or they should be asked to resign at minimum. Thats my 2 cents.

  • I'm thinking that should read survey of Whiskey... just saying shot versus shooter, oh wait never