Posted by | January 11, 2011 09:31 | Filed under: Top Stories

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a contender for the  2012 Republican nomination for president, took a swipe at Sarah Palin when the New York Times asked him about her map with members of Congress, including Gabrielle Giffords, in crosshairs. Pawlenty did stop short of ascribing blame.

In the past, Pawlenty has been defensive of Palin, including his book, “Courage to Stand,” which is being released Tuesday.

Pawlenty, who left office earlier this month, stopped well short of saying Palin’s use of crosshairs inspired accused gunman Jared Lee Loughner to attack Gifford.

“There’s no indication at present that those cross hairs, Fox News, any particular commentator or show or set of remarks or person was a motivating factor in his thoughts,” Pawlenty said.

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