This is a great article about Arizona from last July. After the Giffords shooting, I find this paragraph particularly telling of the kind of crazy that leads to the deadly crazy.in reference to:
"Allen, who retained her seat in an election that fall, has since gained minor notoriety after calling for more uranium mining, saying in a speech that “this earth has been here 6,000 years, long before anybody had environmental laws, and somehow it hasn’t been done away with.” She also has complained that trees are “stealing Arizona’s water supply” and sponsored a new law that allows carriers of concealed weapons to forego safety training and the indignity of background checks."
- Tea party in the Sonora: For the future of G.O.P. governance, look to Arizona—By Ken Silverstein (Harper's Magazine) (view on Google Sidewiki)