A pretty silly column in the Lafayette Journal & Courier, under the headline "Civility continues to rule in Indiana":
A year removed from the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, tensions have been high among Indiana voters as the right-to-work legislation has led to the second Statehouse stalemate in as many years.
Voters who support and oppose the hot button issue have been vocal, and opportunities to rally for the topic are easy to find.
But despite all the controversy and the memory of Giffords' incident being fresh in the minds of many, local lawmakers say they do not fear becoming the target of violence.
"I think our people understand what is happening here," said state Rep. Sheila Klinker, D-Lafayette. "People in this Hoosier state, they may disagree with you, but they are respectful when they do. I've been proud of both sides ... they have been very orderly."
It's admirable that we're able to politely disagree here in Hoosierland, no matter how strong our differences of opinion are, but what in the world does that have to do with the wounding of Gabrielle Giffords? She was shot by a deranged young man, not a political opponent. The writer of this column seems oblivious to the fact that people on the right complained bitterly for months about the left's shameless and despicable exploitation of the Giffords shooting in an attempt to stifle dissent.