WaPo Columnist Likens Suicide Pilot to Tea Partier (Corrected)
Dem Congressman says suicide pilot motivated by anti-government paranoia.
8:00 PM, Feb 18, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Earlier today a man named Joseph Stack flew a small plane into an IRS building in Texas, killing himself; authorities say that two people were critically injured and a body has been found, though it's unclear if it's the pilot's body or someone else.
Allahpundit catches Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart comparing the pilot to a Tea Party activist. Writes Capehart:
One inconvenient fact: Stack was all sorts of crazy and his hatreds were rather, um, bipartisan. In addition to loathing the IRS, unions, and GM executives, Stack's suicide note indicates that he hated big drug companies, the Catholic Church, organized religion, George W. Bush, and capitalism.
Meanwhile, The Hill reports that Texas Democratic congressman Lloyd Doggett has issued a statement, in which it sure seems like he's trying to make the point the Washington Post columnist made without explicitly saying it:
Correction: This item originally incorrectly reported there were no reports of critical injuries.
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