It Doesn’t Matter Why He Did It

I usually avoid posting political topics here, but I can’t help but link to this excellent post from The New Yorker regarding the recent attack in Arizona. I think the whole thing is dead-on. I agree with people who say that we can’t draw direct lines between things like Sarah Palin’s crosshairs-on-political-districts graphic and this attack, but we can hope that our leadership can frown upon and distance itself from the over-the-top rhetoric we’ve been getting too much of lately.

The massacre in Tucson is, in a sense, irrelevant to the important point. Whatever drove Jared Lee Loughner, America’s political frequencies are full of violent static.