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Thread #134829   Message #3070380
Posted By: Ed T
09-Jan-11 - 04:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
""Clarence Dupnik, sheriff of Pima county, said Miss Giffords was the target of a gunman whom he described as mentally "unstable" but not "insane".

The sheriff pointed to the vitriolic political rhetoric that has consumed the country as he denounced the shooting that claimed several of his friends as victims, including U.S. District Judge John Roll. The judge attended Mass on Saturday morning like he does every day before stopping by to say hello to his good friend Giffords.

"When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous," the sheriff said. "And unfortunately, Arizona I think has become the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry." ""

"" Her father, Spencer Giffords, 75, wept when asked if his daughter had any enemies. "Yeah," he told The New York Post. "The whole Tea Party."

In an interview last year with the MSNBC, Miss Giffords referred to Mrs Palin's target map a map of electoral targets

"When people do that, they've got to realize that there's consequences to that action," she said. ""