Sympathy for the delusional.
I feel bad for Tom Mauser, the father of a kid who died at Columbine High School.
He's annoyed at his state congresscritters for representing their constituency, saying that they are "measuring the political winds."
This means that they didn't vote the way he wanted them to vote, namely against the Thune Amendment.
Could somebody explain to me what his late son's shoes have to do with the price of beans in this political fight that he's injected himself into?
It's a fact that people suffering tragedy need to find something or someone to blame. Sadly, they'll thrash blindly about until they grasp a convenient target, and throttle it frantically, chanting "If only, if only, if only."
I feel for Mr. Mauser. His son shouldn't have died that day. I wish that we could point somewhere to a true panacea that would guarantee that other boys like his won't die in such tragic ways.
But I know better. :(
(Hat tip to Snowflakes In Hell, by way of Tamara.)