The shackled suspected shooter in the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, and the killing of six others showed no emotion and said little during a brief court appearance Monday, while the nation mourned and doctors remained optimistic about the congresswoman's recovery.
This could be Barack Obama's finest moment. He wouldn't have to invite anyone in for a beer. He wouldn't have to find a foreign potentate to bow to with abject apologies for the manifold sins of the America of liberal and "progressive" imagination. All he has to do is act like a president.
"Over at Salon, the headline for a Sarah Hepola essay says that the early '00s grim metal song 'Bodies' by Drowning Pool had its 'encore' in Jared Loughner's murder spree, because he seems to have liked the song — his 'favorite' YouTube video being one that featured the tune, which because of its grinding unpleasantness has also been used by the army to torture and unnerve people," writes Brian Doherty at the Reason blog Hit & Run.
The suspect accused of killing six people and wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was decribed as a disturbed young man who was rejected by the military and frequently disrupted his college class.
At an event roughly three years ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a question from Jared Loughner, the man accused of trying to assassinate her and killing six other people.
Authorities on Sunday lodged federal charges against a man they said killed six people and gravely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, during a brazen shooting that FBI director called "an attack on our institutions and our way of life."
Federal prosecutors brought charges Sunday against the gunman accused of attempting to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing six people at a political event in Arizona.