Sarah Palin weighs in on the Tucson shooting…

… and she’s a little fired up:

Responding to criticism that a heated political climate was a factor in the weekend attack that seriously injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others, Sarah Palin expressed “sadness” about “irresponsible statements from people attempting to apportion blame” for the tragedy.

The video, which appeared under the headline “America’s Enduring Strength,” was posted early Wednesday on the former Alaska governor’s website.

Palin has been criticized by some for using crosshairs on a website graphic to indicate congressional districts, including Giffords’, where she wanted Republicans to win in last fall’s election.

‘Acts of monstrous criminality’
She quoted former President Ronald Reagan as saying that “we must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker.

“It’s time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions,” Palin continued, still quoting Reagan.

“Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own,” she added. “They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of the state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectably exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election.”

Won’t it be fun to compare Sarah’s words against Obama’s when he addresses the nation tonight?

Who will be seen as a leader… and who will be seen as a panderer?

Stay tuned.

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