JEFF PEARLMAN

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Giffords: V

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

In the aftermath of the Arizona shooting, we’ve gone back and forth about the power of words, and whether the mumblings and utterances of politicians can lead people to commit violent acts. If you believe Sarah Palin’s moronic Wednesday statement, the answer is—No. Words are words and acts are acts, and they have nothing to do with one another (Which, of course, leads one to ask: If that’s so, what was so bad about Barack Obama knowing the alleged terrorist dude … hell, can’t even remember his name anymore)

I, however, think it’s obvious—and has been obvious throughout history—that leaders lead, followers follow, and those leaders who lead wrongly can bring about terrible results.

Watch the above video. What do you think?