Skip to comments.Gabby Giffords’s Husband Mark Kelly Tells Piers Morgan That Sarah Palin Never Contacted Him
Posted on 11/26/2011 12:55:06 PM PST by presidio9
CNN host Piers Morgan spoke with Gabrielle Giffordss husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, on Wednesday and discussed Sarah Palins controversial crosshair map, which targeted the Congresswomans district. Kelly wrote in a new book that the former Alaska governor never reached out to them. We were never contacted by her, Kelly said.
I find that extraordinary, Morgan exclaimed.
Yeah, I was surprised too, Kelly replied. You know, certainly the targets that she put over Gabbys and other peoples districts, in our opinion, was not the right thing to do. She is not the first person to do that. And it hasnt always been Republicans that have done that.
Some interesting insights in the book into who, you know, walked to the plate and who didnt, really, in terms of political colleagues and people that she had worked for and against. Sarah Palin doesnt come out of this very well, I dont think, because there was a woman who at the time had been putting these cross hair things on her website and stuff, including Gabby, Morgan observed. And in her haste to take responsibility didnt even bother to pick the phone up, to write, do anything.
I liked your line about it, which is if you had had the chance to talk to her, and you were expecting to, you werent going to say that you were responsible, Morgan pointed out. But you were going to say, youve been irresponsible.
Yeah, thats my plan. You know, this was no surprise to us. Gabby even spoke about it before January 8th, during the election cycle, leading up to the election, in an interview. I think it might have been on MSNBC or some other another cable news network. She made is very clear that, hey, this is whats going on, and this could ultimately incite people to do violent things. So it wasnt a big surprise on January 8th that you know, that we you know, where we knew this map existed with the cross-hairs on it. Now, having said that, you know, Sarah Palin certainly is not responsible for what happened. But I think the angry rhetoric in an election year is not its not helpful.
They've been saying that since ten minutes after the shooting.
Didn’t Palin buy a place there?
How about we have a runoff.
See post #47.
“If anything, you owe her an apology for even insinuating”
VERY well said.
I think he should have contacted Palin and apologized for all the media lies and hate fest directed at her. That was the only person who deserved an apology.
Up until now I don’t think I’ve ever needed to write the word “unfreakinbelievable.”
Remember when Kelly tried to make us believe that he was all worried and angst-y when Gifford was recovering and he was due to take his Big Ride?
These flyboys would climb over their mothers and grandmothers in razor-studded cleats to get to fly. Why else would other narcissistic jerks pay twenty or thirty million to ride into space as tourists?
He was grabbing headlines, because the one thing a narcissistic jerk wants more than a big ride is everybody noticing his big ride. He used his wife's injury to get attention for himself.
Nothing he's done surprises me, and he's a *&^%ed liar!!
I think all liberals should apologize to America, for selfishly distracting attention from the lunatic who shot those people.
Sarah had nothing at all to do with the shooting. But thereafter her name was connected to it for false reasons. She was a public figure. If I were her, I would have privately written them a letter adding giffords to sarah’s prayer list, etc. I’m not saying Sarah had to but it would have been something I would do. Same thing if I were Jody foster after reagan’s shooting.
That seems to certainly be the case today for a sizable number of them. They need to emulate Neil Armstrong in retirement.
What you say is so insanely true. Hard to imagine, we live in a world where that lie has been told so many times that it’s taken as true.
He's not going anywhere, but I'm sure he's used up his phone priveledges. There are many more of her screwball constituents like Loughner in the district he could speak to.
If that had leaked out (and it would have) the left would run with it as Palin admitting guilt. That's how it works today.
Astronauts nowadays are not the same as the ones from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. The present day Space Shuttle was flown almost entirely by a computer. A Space Shuttle crew would train for years for one mission, and still they usually messed something up (i.e., launch a satellite into the wrong orbit or lose the tool bag while on a space walk). While astronauts used to be heroes, they are now just some experiment in diversity training.
Neither did I!
>> Morgan pointed out. But you were going to say, [Sarah Palin,] youve been irresponsible.
>> Kelly: Yeah, thats my plan.
Liberal scumbagism — the disease of deception, stupidity, and outright lying.
Looks like your average bald astronaut.
He didnt seem too interested himself, leaving for space while his wife is hurt
Sounds like Mr. Gabby is trying to have it both ways...well, Sarah didn’t contact me but she isn’t responsible....but she did try to defeat my wife, dammit.
Hey, maybe Pierce Morgan ought to ask Mr. Gabby about Hussein’s rhetoric about getting “angry” and “getting in their face” and “pitchforks” and such. I know this astronaut said it wasn’t just Republicans....but it seems like he never mentioned any of the TRULY violent rhetoric out of Democrat mouths.
I am really getting too much on Giffords. What about the other people there were hurt or murdered
It’s number 64 on Amazon. I am not sure how long books stay on the list but it has been out for quite awhile. I definitely don’t think Sarah needs to call him, but I think the real villain of the story is Piers Morgan. I do believe that Mark stuck up for Sarah. However, Piers was trying to get him to blame Sarah. Sorry but I can’t stand Piers Morgan AT ALL!!!!!
Perhaps the best reason for privatizing the space industry.
Made me laugh, forgot about that nut job.
Palin received TENS of THOUSANDS of death-threats to her and her family in the wake of the media trying to pin complicity in the Arizona mass-murder to her.
For 24/7, the news-channels ran juxtaposing imagery of Giffords’ picture, blood on the parking-lot pavement, the school-photo of the murdered 9-year-old girl, and file-footage of Sarah Palin walking on stage at a rally. Over and over again. For days. Deliberately drawing a connection where there was none. The most vile depths I’ve ever seen the media sink. That kind of juxtaposition was reminiscent of what you see in old propaganda films, like the Nazi ones where they show film footage of rats scurrying around garbage-cans, interspersed with footage of Jews and Jewish businesses. Absolute evil, the way the media behaved.
For Kelly to continue on with this proves he’s a total, worthless dirtbag.
Piers Morgan is an anti American liberal hack. How ironic that he co-hosts a show called “America’s Got Talent” when he hates this country..he is always bashing the USA but has no issue collecting our currency.
How come Giffords husband was interviewed instead of Giffords? Is it because she is demented from the shooting?
We only see here in small soundbytes in controlled settings. If she is still demented why is she suitable for congress?
(no pun intended)
I just ran my question past my son. He said in here current metal state she’s probably sharper than the majority of those in Congress.
We were never contacted by her, Kelly said.
Said the low life astronaut who hooked up with a congresswoman in China, came home and dumped his wife,,, and who then cared SO much about his new wife that he went on another risky space ride, risking leaving her alone in that condition if he died. Throw in for good measure that he is now trying to exploit her getting shot in the head for his future political career.
And also classy how he let Obama turn that memorial service into another wellstone rally, complete with T-shirts.
Long ago,, astronauts were someone you looked up to. Now, not so much,,,
He's an obama suck-up. Palin had nothing to do with that incident and he's a POS for saying she did.
I think he wants her job.
Something sets me wrong about this Kelly guy. He’s pushing that unfortunate gal for his own selfish reasons.
Again, I admit I did not reading the entire article too much yammering.
I did notice yesterday that the Gib was supposedly serving Thanksgiving lunch or something. I noticed she was using her left hand and arm. Her right arm was hanging totally useless at her right side.
What a bunch of crap saying she is in recovery. No, there is no recovery. That is about it now. Period.
You folks in the US of A need to kick her out as a senator. She is useless only to the socialists. Period. Thats life!!!! Kick her out!!! Maybe we can hear her utter a few words at some time down the road. I dont think so.
The truth hurts. Ask Juan Williams. Like it or not, her brain is damaged forever never to recover to its normal state. She will always be in some kind of la la land state.
>> He’s an obama suck-up. Palin had nothing to do with that incident and he’s a POS for saying she did.
Piers has officially slandered Sarah Palin trying to blame anybody but the actual insane perp for this tragedy. Who is he going to blame for murdering the Federal Judge who was shot and KILLED at the same time and happened to be a Republican?
How can that bastard sleep at night knowing he’s perpetrating such a hurtful, outright lie? Legal action should follow.
Even though I didn’t contact him I think Tiger Woods would have. I mean another astronaut hit a golf ball and so did Tiger. That’s a lot closer tie than Sarah had.
CNN and the others Network and Cables News Networks keep bringing over these Euro-Trash Commentators who bring a new level of liberal bias to reporting the news.
What a jerk. Hes just using his disabled wife for publicity.
Everything is a political rally to the Marxists: funerals, tragedies, education, entertainment (movies, commedies, art, song and dance), news, race, sex, religion...
For socialists all of life is a political stage because they aim for total control over all of life. They want to be gods.
I find it STUPID that anyone would think that she needed to! What did Sarah Palin have to do with the shooting? Absolutely NOTHING, either directly or indirectly.
“Something sets me wrong about this Kelly guy”
Maybe when he was in space, an Alien Grey got a hold of him!
This has got to be the single stupidest thing I’ve ever read. These people are complete f#cking morons.
It's some sort of imaginary world where people who have nothing to do with this person are impugned simply because they are not involved.
Tell you what, if Piers were shot right through the butt with a .50 cal slug I wouldn't bother calling him.
When someone is innocent of any wrongdoing, it is not incumbent upon them to apologize for anything.
In Sarah’s case, the media would have portrayed any contact from her as pandering. No point to it.
Gabby's not out of the woods yet!
It all makes sense ~
I used to live in Gifford's district. The correct solution would be to for the government to offer some form of assistance towards her recovery. If and when that happens, I have no doubt she would be elected to office in a landslide. In the meantime, what good is a politician who can't make speeches?
Using his brain damaged wife as a political pawn. What a scum bag.