While the tone of American political discourse has arguably become more bombastic with the polarization found on partisan blogs and cable television networks, one person's actions have drawn special scrutiny: Sarah Palin.
Specifically, Palin's now famous use of a map (see it here), in which she placed crosshair icons over the districts of those who supported President Barack Obama's health care reform law, and listing the names of the highlighted representatives. Responding to criticism over the graphic, a Palin aide said the marks in question were actually surveyor symbols rather than gun crosshairs.
Right-leaning bloggers like Michelle Malkin are incensed that Palin is being singled out, and while her point stands that people across the political spectrum employ violent imagery and metaphors, the question remains as to whether anyone, including Palin, should be doing so in the first place.
As Surge Desk chronicled earlier today, there is no shortage of debate about whether Palin's choice of imagery was appropriate, but we want to hear what you have to say.
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