Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lest We Forget

The business we are involved in -- politics -- creates strong feelings and people who aren't mentally stable quite frequently. Sometimes this leads to the extremes. Like today in Arkansas:

A man barged into the Arkansas Democratic headquarters and opened fire Wednesday, fatally shooting the state party chairman before speeding off in his pickup. Police later shot and killed the suspect after a 30-mile chase.

Police said they don't know the motive for the 51-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released.

They said Chairman Bill Gwatney, 49, died four hours later at University Hospital in Little Rock after the midday shooting near the state Capitol.

Our thoughts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Gwatney, who are suffering right now.

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