America's political climate is taking a lot of heat after Jared Loughner's Tucson rampage. When a member of Congress gets shot, even if it's by a mentally unstable person, it's unavoidable to link the shooting to politics.  And no one's wasted any time doing that. Just hours after the shooting, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said, quote, "When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government . . ."

Sarah Palin is getting extra criticism for putting a "crosshair" on Giffords. After health care passed last year, Sarah Palin released a graphic of a map that put CROSSHAIRS on certain Congressional districts where people voted for the law. She also posted her famous "Don't retreat, instead, RELOAD" tweet to introduce the map . . . designed to rally people to vote out the Democrats in the 20 districts under the crosshairs.