Rudy Giuliani,  Sarah Palin

Video: Rudy Giuliani Defends Sarah Palin Over Blame for Tucson Shooting – Nothing to do with a Map

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Face the Nation

Link for the video is here.

The Mayor picks up around 3:00 of the video and discusses mental illness as the cause of the Jared Loughner Tucson shootings and at 8:30 defends Sarah Palin.

Giuliani said during a “Face the Nation” interview on CBS that her use of that term was off the mark — but the former New York City mayor also defended Palin.

He called her response to the blame “one of someone accused” unjustifiably, adding “facts and circumstances” uncovered thus far show alleged shooter Jared Loughner was not motivated by an politician or ideology. Rather, his apparent unstable mental condition is to blame, Giuliani said.

“This had nothing to do with left or right,” Giuliani said. “Or a map.”

The transcript of the Giuliani interview is here (PDF file).

I think the Mayor makes the correct analysis, defends his colleagues and develops a sensible plan for the future. A problem solver, Giuliani remains one of America’s best.