Sen. Lamar Alexander: Irresponsible For The Media To Mention Palin’s Crosshairs Map (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) defended Sarah Palin Sunday, saying that it is irresponsible for the media to be bringing up her much-discussed image of political targets from the 2010 election in the aftermath of the shooting o…

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) defended Sarah Palin Sunday, saying that it is irresponsible for the media to be bringing up her much-discussed image of political targets from the 2010 election in the aftermath of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and others in Arizona.

In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Alexander objected to a question about the crosshairs map from host Candy Crowley, saying she was tying Palin to the tragedy:

CROWLEY: Let’s — let’s cut that connection then, and let me just ask you as a question separate and of itself, is it over the line politically these days, given the kind of climate we’re in, to be talking about or graphically showing a politician in the crosshairs or talking about taking them out?
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