"Oh gosh, when I woke up Sunday morning, I was just horrified to see my US map with the gun sites directed at US states and names of lawmakers printed below," claimed a somewhat contrite Sarah Palin in attempting to explain the offending map posted on her SarahPAC web page.
"Someone screwed up, and when I find out who it is, they will be reprimanded," said Sarah Palin in an official denial of any wrongdoing on her part.
When asked to explain then what the map was indicating. "Well gosh," said Palin, "I used those there crosshair icons on a couple of maps. One was a map I used to strategize my next moose hunts in the upcoming year, and and I also used them on a map I used as a joke to show my helpers about putting our sites on the best darn Christmas sales on Black Friday." Palin claims she has no idea how the caption came to be attached to this innocuous map and further claims that it was a joke that didn't have such a great punch line.
"Oh, I remember now," said Palin, appearing somewhat embarrassed, "that was going to be a calendar gift for all my friends at Christmas. The caption was supposed to be the dates and locations this year I'd be stopping in to give speeches on gun rights." Then she added, "Someone just got their facts wrong is all. Happens all the time."
When asked if she was willing to admit there could be a misunderstanding when seeing the map and thusly, the appropriate thing to do would be to take the map entirely off her website, innocuous or not, she replied, "Well, gosh darnit, ya know, we've tried that, but it just keeps reloading."