A man set himself on fire Monday afternoon in front of the White House after a failed attempt to deliver a letter to President Bush.
The 52-year-old man, whom law enforcement officials described as being of Middle Eastern descent, was hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns over 30 percent of his body. Law enforcement officials didn't immediately release his name.
His jacket had apparently been doused with a flammable substance.
I wonder what he would have done if he'd been allowed to deliver the letter. Would this have been an attempt on Bush's life?
This whole poor-loser attitude is ridiculous. Some Americans seem to be serious about moving to other countries because they lost an election, one has killed himself, one set himself on fire ... This is from the party of tolerance and diversity? This is the gang that calls the red-staters bigots and fanatics?
Get a grip, people. There's another election coming. You can make it four more years with President Bush, no matter how much you hate him. Really.
UPDATE: Reader Right Wing Bandito tells us the man was an unhappy FBI informant, not an unhappy liberal. My message for the losing side of the Nov. 2 elections is still the same, however.