The news is making me crazier than it usually does. The unrelenting violence in Mexico, North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan. Even the uncertainty over the recent rash of incendiary devices in the US Mail.
Then there’s the horrifying shootings in Arizona of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 9 year old Christina Taylor Green, Judge John M. Roll, and over a dozen other bystanders. The news pains me even more than usual. I spent too much time watching CNN yesterday. I knew it was time to turn the TV off when I heard myself hissing, “Blitzer,” at the screen while my left eye twitched.
I don’t have any moralizing, politicizing, criticizing or other commentary. I don’t have all the facts. I don’t know any more than you do. I can say only one thing: Yes, John Boehner, this is when you should be crying.