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Palin Aide: Crosshairs On Target List Not Actually Gun Sights

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"I don't understand how anybody could be held responsible for somebody who is completely mentally unstable like this. Where I come from the person that is actually shooting is the one that's culpable," Mansour said, before intimating that the suspect, Jared Loughner, is actually a liberal. "It seems that he people that knew him said that he was left-wing and very liberal -- but that is not to say that I am blaming the left."

[TPM SLIDESHOW: Dem Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona]

"I never went out and blamed Al Gore or any environmentalist for the crazy insane person who went to shoot up the Discovery Channel," she said.

[H/T: Ben Smith]

Late update: A reader points out that Palin herself referred to the crosshairs/gun sights as "bullseyes" after the election.