Sadly ironic « Why Evolution Is True:
"What we do know is that such a senseless and terrible act of violence has no place in a free society." - Obama after the shooting.
"My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona. On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice." - Palin after the shooting.
"It’s lame, lame, lame. Since she’s been associated in people’s minds with the tragedy, it might have been appropriate to add, 'Such crimes, and such violent attacks on public figures, can never be justified, and I condemn them in the strongest possible terms.'” Jerry Coyne.
I agree with Obama and Coyne. Just like Bush created the environment that resulted in Abu Gahrab atrocities, Palin created the environment that results in this. We don't want a country like most others where violence is part of the political dialog.