Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What the hell?

All of the major news agencies are reporting a shooting at the US Holocaust museum in Washington, DC less than an hour ago. So far, the story appears to be that a eighty-nine year old man came in with a gun, shot a guard, and was then wounded by another guard. No names or motives have been released. Though it's creepy to speculate, I have to say that I hope the shooter is not a Muslim. The last thing we need is the talk-show bigots starting another round of genocidal crusader paranoia.

Update: CNN has identified the shooter as James Wenneker von Brunn, so I think we're safe from an Islamophobia outbreak. Of course, the Fox News and talk radio crowd will find some way to blame Obama and liberalism for the shooting, regardless of what really set von Brunn off.

Another update: According to Atrios, we have had our first sighting of someone explaining why this is Obama's fault.

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