It's been widely reported about a shooting in Tucson earlier today, which has resulted in six people murdered, and a Congresswoman in critical condition after being shot in the head.
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was at a townhall event, was targeted by a gunman in an attack which resulted in herself and 12 others being wounded in addition to the six people murdered; among the murdered included a federal judge and a 9-year old girl. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. May they rest in peace.
Thankfully, Congresswoman Giffords has survived surgery, but is looking at a long road to recovery; my thoughts and prayers are with her and family as well. The shooter, a 22-year old man named Jesse Loughner, is said to be a psycho with a criminal background and hopefully will get the death penalty for his horrific acts.
Unfortunately, some people have taken the opportunity to politicize the shootings, blaming it on Sarah Palin and the Tea Parties (take a look at the comments at this Daily Caller piece, particularly those written by a commenter named Joe Steel). The fact these individuals are using the shootings to try and paint their political opponents as the inspiration for this crime is despicable enough, but the truth about the piece of scum Loughner doesn't matter to the bastards who are using this heinous attack for their political gain.