As the whole wide world knows by now, Sarah Palin couldn't keep her fingers from flying as she twittered: "Don't Retreat - Instead, RELOAD." Yeah, baby!
But when the dame is hot she's really hot. The next day she posted a "target" list of 20 Democratic candidates she wants to push off the face of the map in November. A list is one thing but the map with gun sites over each of the districts where the lawmakers are located is beyond the pale, Palin.
After saner minds raise a ruckus Johnny Boy rides to her rescue on his white steed, Slippery Slip. "Howdy, folks. Aw shucks, this little gal was just havin' a little fun. She didn't mean anything by it. Can't cha take a joke?"
On NBC's Today Show Ann Curry asked the white knight about what she described as Palin's "incindiary language."
"Those words have been used throughout of my political career," McCain added. "There are targeted districts, and there are areas that we call battleground states, and so please, that rhetoric and kind of language is just part of the political lexicon. There is no place for threats of violence or anything else, but to say that someone is in a battleground state is not originated today."
After a testy back-and-forth, Curry said, "I think it is the 'reload' and 'crosshairs' that's caused a lot of people to be concerned, senator."
You're damn tootin' Ms Curry.
Of course, it's about all that anger those commie, socialist fascist Democrats stirred up when they passed that darn health care bill. Oh Johnny, you ain't so good. Get on ole Slippery Slip there and ride out into the sunset. Don't get any burrs under your saddle.