Never one to publicly back down, America’s half-governor, Sarah Palin, quietly scrubbed her web presence of images of the now infamous “gun sight” ad. The ad featured sights over targeted Democratic House districts, including AZ-8, the seat held by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is still in a Tucson hospital, recovering from last weekend’s gunshot wound to the head.

Team Sarah first tried to excuse the targets as “surveyor’s symbols,” but also deleted the ad from the website of SarahPAC. . . or so they thought.

The video here, titled “Together” and still active on SarahPalinAK’s YouTube channel, features the same map, pictured below, at approximately the 33-second mark.

This picture was taken today, 1/14/11. . . oh, and, in case anyone gets any ideas, we have the whole video captured, too.

So, what will it be? Own up to your vitriol, admit the mistake, and remove the video, or stick to your “guns,” leave it up, and continue to make excuses?

Or perhaps another “some of this, some of that” leadership FAIL?

Yeah, my guess, too. Let me know when the video is disappeared.

(h/t to Jim in France for spotting this)