Grassley defends Palin

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today defended former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin over criticism of a website which put gun sights over the districts of members of congress Palin suggested should be targeted in the 2010 election.

…“The intent of it was just to say, politically, we’re going to go after you,” Grassley says. “In 2004, Democrats had similar things on a map for particular states where they were targeting people.”

Grassley calls the Arizona shootings a “terrible situation” and says political activists need to stop looking for someone other than the shooter to blame.

“The word ‘targeted’ is part of the lexicon of chairmen of campaign committees, that ‘we’re after so-and-so,’ but they mean politically,” Grassley says. “They don’t mean to harm anybody physically.” 

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