The Wall Street Journal reports:
Accused gunman Jared Lee Loughner appeared to have been long obsessed with U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
A safe at Mr. Loughner’s home contained a form letter from Ms. Giffords’ office thanking him for attending a 2007 “Congress on your Corner” event in Tucson. The safe also held an envelope with handwritten notes, including the name of Ms. Giffords, as well as “I planned ahead,” “My assassination,” and what appeared to be Mr. Loughner’s signature, according to an FBI affidavit.
In 2007, Hope and Change were on the rise. The Tea Party didn’t exist at all. Sarah Palin was known outside Alaska only to hard-core political junkies.
And so another meme dies. (Oops, I’m supposed to say: another meme loses its cultural and political viability.)