Let's talk backdrops, shall we?

Let's talk backdrops, shall we?

by digby

So Sarah the huntress made a big splash at the NRA convention today slamming President Obama for "exploiting" the Newtown tragedy:

At the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, Palin slammed Obama for flying the grieving parents of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Air Force One and then “making them backdrops” at rallies.

“That same media is now the reliable poodle-skirted cheerleader for the president that writes the book on exploiting tragedy,” she said, wearing a T-shirt that said “women hunt.”

“Now, emotion is a good and a necessary thing. But we have politicians exploiting emotion for their own agenda,” she said. “We have well-meaning Americans who are desperate to respond.”

She's right, you know. The one thing about Republicans is that they never used citizens as props or exploited tragedy.

It's just not who they are:

"These boys and girls are not spare parts." President GEORGE W. BUSH
announcing his veto of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, surrounded by 18 families who "adopted" frozen embryos not used by other couples