Sarah Palin: “I Hate Violence”
Via Glenn Beck, we have Sarah Palin’s first real words on the controversy that has erupted since Saturday’s shootings:
On his radio program on Monday, Glenn Beck described an email exchange with Sarah Palin over Saturday’s tragedy in Tuscon. Beck said Palin told him, “I hate violence.”
Beck said he wrote to Palin urging her to look into security measures in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others because “there are nutjobs on all sides.” He told listeners he gave the former Alaska governor the name of the security firm he uses.
“Sarah, as you know, peace is always the answer. I know you are felling the same heat, if not much more on this,” Beck said he wrote.
“I hate violence,” Beck quotes Palin as having responded. “I hate war. Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this.”
I’m not sure what to make of this, and I’m sure we’ll hear something more in the days to come because, like it or not, this story has quickly become about Sarah Palin even though the guy who killed six people is named Jared Lee Loughner.