Don't know what kind of disturbed individual would do such a thing - I haven't checked with anyone, but I feel confident that I can go ahead and speak for the St Louis Tea Party and all affiliated conservatives in loudly denouncing any act of violence by any person.
There is never a time when any act of violence or terror is acceptable in politics.
It sounds like they have some guy under arrest. Good.
We want Russ Carnahan soundly defeated and the polls and embarrassed from ever seeking office again. Violence, threats, and arson work against our purpose, and should never be tolerated in word or deed by freedom-loving patriots.
That said, we better not see a fundraising letter going out from Carnahan about this. And we withhold public statement on the alleged perp until we know who it is. Attacks on both Democrats and Republicans in recent years have turned out to be hoaxes and attempts to drum up media.
These people are disturbed people looking for attention. Let's not give them what they want. Condemn the action, but let's not pretend this is anything other than a whackjob looking for attention.
And one quibble with the Post Dispatch story.
Apart from Martin, Carnahan is weathering a tumultuous political environment. A year ago, several people were arrested at a Carnahan town hall forum after a fracas broke out between protesters and Carnahan supporters
Actually, two SEIU staff members were arr1sted for allegedly assaulting a street vendor, an OFA supporter was arrested and pled guilty to assaulting a woman with a camera, and two activists were arrested and for interfering with police. Then a reporter was arrested after the fact for interfering.
There was no fracas. There were two incidents of assault, one substantiated, the other going to trial.