Well, it sure ain't "a bit of spotted pig." Something that I find incredible is how it appears the majority of those on the left and the right, those who sympathize with Giffords' tragedy and those killed in the Tucson shooting and those, especially Republicans, who are playing as if it's just water on a duck's back do not really understand the meaning of Blood Libel and its connotation in political speech. Some posters obviously recognized the term, but I'm reasonably certain that most have no idea of where the expression comes from and how serious, like a heart attack, it is; especially in lieu of Congresswoman Giffords' religion. The following little item appearing in the New York Times gives a good short overview of this particular racist term and how it originated. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/13/us/13bloodlibel.html?ref=politics Anyone simply "glossing" over the fact the Sarah Palin used the term to deflect responsibility for inspiring lunatic assassins needs to "rethink" what message or messages she was really sending out to her supporters. Anyone excusing the Palin crone as being sincere and patriotic in her speech broadcast needs to do some serious soul searching.