A 4-year-old boy in Landover, Md. today found a loaded handgun, picked it up and fired it through his door, killing his 5-year-old sister and hitting a 7-year-old boy in the back. No doubt the NRA is making plans to hold a rally in Landover as soon as possible, to defend the right of idiots to own guns.
Meanwhile, the NRA's favorite person down the hall, president Bush, had his impartial news reading by an advisor this morning and I wonder if they told him that Ashcroft will be burying, uh, investigating reports that two "high-level" White House aides leaked former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife's name to Robert Novak, who printed it, even though she was an undercover CIA agent who's life was endangered by the leak. Of course, if there were a special prosecutor for this (as their would be if it were Clinton's White House), whoever leaked the name committed a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
"It's pretty clear to me that, knowing that they could not shut me up because I had already told my story, the purpose for doing this was to intimidate others and keep others from stepping forward," Wilson said.
A source said reporters quoted a leaker as describing Wilson's wife as "fair game."
Wilson said Aug. 21 at a public forum in suburban Seattle that it is of keen interest to him "to see whether or not we can get Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs."
Oh, I can see it now. If Karl Rove were in Prison, would that make Bush brain dead?