Longtime TV personality Barbara Walters, not exactly a conservative voice, doesn’t think it is appropriate to put the blame on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the shooting in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, as some have been quick to do.

On ABC’s Monday broadcast of “The View,” Walters offered a sincere defense for Palin. She said that while Palin was wrong for her SarahPac ‘crosshair’ ad campaign aimed at certain congressional districts last year in the midterm elections, it was the mental state of Jared Lee Loughner that was truly at fault for the tragedy.

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