Breaking news

Here we go. Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Democratic congresswoman was just shot (in the head, according to an MSNBC) at an event. Her situation is “very grave” and she’s in surgery now. Nine other people were shot.

Perhaps coincidentally, she was on the SARAHPAC hit list. With a rifle sight.

UPDATE: Eyewitness report.

UPDATE: The page on Palin’s site is down.

UPDATE: Local sheriff is saying six dead.

UPDATE: Jane Hamsher with news of inflammatory campaign event held by her opponent.

UPDATE: A federal judge who attended the event and at least one aide is dead, according to MSNBC.

FINAL UPDATE: Giffords is expected to recover. Six people are dead, including a nine-year-old child. The shooter has been identified as Jared Loughner, 22. The guy’s apparently a mentally ill person who’s internalized the wingnut gospel.

6 thoughts on “Breaking news

  1. Jesus – that’s bad. I’ve had a very bad feeling that the right was really going to crank up the violence with the return of the house to the right. I didn’t expect it to happen this quickly.

    Gifford made the right’s radar in a big way by aggressively questioning Petreus about the military using renewable energy and about the efficacy of fighting two wars at once. I knew they hated her but this is stunning.

  2. Obama will ignore it, the media will make excuses; the only way this shit will ever stop is to start shooting back.

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