has updates, and so does Hot Air.
The shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, seems to have been mentally ill, and neither right-wing nor left-wing, but just nuts. (He is a white male, and identified as such in this story.
However, the usual inquisitors
(not the usual suspects—you and I are the usual suspects) are blaming Sarah Palin and "rhetoric."Glenn Reynolds:
"Let me be clear, as a great man says: If youâ€™re using this event to criticize the â€?rhetoricâ€? of Sarah Palin or others with whom you disagree, then youâ€™re either asserting a connection between the â€?rhetoricâ€? and the shooting â€” which based on evidence to date would be what we call a vicious lie â€” or youâ€™re not, in which case youâ€™re just seizing on a tragedy to try to score unrelated political points, which is contemptible. So which is it?"
The most annoying blame game example is from Sheriff Clarence Dupnik
, who is quoted as saying â€?Arizona has become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry."
Dupnik is notorious for having said he`d refuse to enforce SB 1070
. His anti-SB 1070
position is so radical that he was actually published on Opinion page of the Wall Street Journal:Arizona`s Immigration Mistake
May 5, 2010