The Palin Model, Ctd: "Sprayin' And Prayin'"

A reader writes:

Maybe this is a quibble. But as the son and grandson of gunsmiths, and a former military expert rifleman, I just wanted to point out how godawful that Palin wannabe’s shooting form is. Especially with the pistol: she leans back, doesn’t square her stance, and squeezes the trigger indiscriminately before the muzzle is settled. We call that “sprayin’ and prayin’".  (Also, I wonder if she or the shooting range had the required federal licensing for that Thompson submachine gun.)

This, to me, is the ultimate in Tea Party posturing: someone who has no clue about guns, their lethality, or their regulations, trying desperately to appeal to gun nuts as their savior. It’s about as sensible as Rick Barber, a guy who’s never read history, trying to claim the mantle of the Founding Fathers.

Does anyone know for real if Sarah Palin has ever used a gun for hunting? My own fear on all this is that eventually, all GOP nominees will be indistinguishable from the Fox Fembots. And I guess if you want the over 50 white guy Southern vote, it can't hurt. So when will Carrie Prejean be running for Senate?

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