Violence In Arizona

Today’s shooting of a U.S. Representative and a U.S. District Court Judge in Tuscon, Arizona, is obviously terrible news. The Congresswoman in question had her office vandalized after her vote in favor of healthcare reform* but it’s not really clear that the gunman was anything more than a schizophrenic nutjob. The news appears to be that Judge John Roll has been killed, and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (who is the same age as me, scary!) is in surgery hours later after a bullet struck her head.

Political violence has no place — zero — in our system of government and our way of life.

* The MSNBC interview in the link was terrible.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.