US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D -AZ) was shot earlier today. Here’s Hot Air’s headline:
Breaking: Congresswoman, five others shot in Tucson, AZ; Update: NPR reports six dead; Update: KOLD reports Giffords still in surgery; Update: Federal judge dead; Update: Gunman identified; Update: Giffords expected to pull through
The bad news, and it’s really bad news, is that the Congresswoman, a Federal judge, several others were shot; some have died. The good news, which isn’t as good, is that the Congresswoman is expected to survive, the gunman was captured and identified.
This man needs to be executed.
And I pray those who were shot and have so far survived do have a full and speedy recovery.
UPDATE: Hot Air has posted what appear to be the culprit’s YouTube “manifestos.” Likely, they won’t last long. Here’s one of the three:
The guy sounds very much like a serious nutjob and a serious anarchist.
UPDATE 12JAN2010: HT aotc