Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Breaking News: Bill Gwatney Killed, Shooting Suspect Dead
The Arkansas Times reports Gwatney has died:
Arkansas State Democratic Party Chair Bill Gwatney was fatally wounded at State Democratic Party Headquarters on Capitol Avenue about 11:50 a.m. today, witnesses at the scene said.Arkansas Business reports that contrary to rumors, police say the shooter was NOT a former employee of Gwatney's. They've declined to identify him , but confirmed the alleged shooter was from Arkansas. They've also declined to comment on possible motives.
Gwatney was considered a rising star in the Democratic Party. More on his life in politics and business here.
The AFP reports on reactions from prominent Democratic Party leaders.
Update: More reactions at Memeorandum. One of the links is to a post by prominent wingnuttia crazymaker Michelle Malkin, whining about an e-mail blaming her blog rantings for the shooting. Once again, in the middle of a tragedy, she manages to make it all about herself. Real classy.
Memo to Malkin et al: many prominent bloggers get all sorts of wacky comments/e-mails; you're not special in this regard. This isn't about you.
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