Political versus Legal Culpability

On the one hand, we hear that Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged shooter in yesterday’s assassination attempt on Gabby Giffords, is completely insane and therefore no political movement putting targets on campaign maps or calling for “2nd amendment” remedies for those who supported health care reform.

On the other, of course, he’s sane enough to stand trial and to be fully legally and even morally culpable for his actions.

One wonders just where the insanity lies.