Putting Sarah Palin into a strip is always a risky thing. But this time it became even riskier due to the recent shootings in Arizona and what I'll call "rhetoric-gate".
So it's important to note that this particular strip was written over a month ago. It was meant to refer only to the level of tension between Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton as political rivals - sort of ala the Saturday Night Live Sketch of 2 years ago and not to any actual violence that may or may not have been spurred by Palin's notorious "gun sights" map.
Risky or not - I'm sure our friend Sarah will show up in strips to come. She's too good a source of material to ignore :-)