Amy Bishop, who shot up her colleagues at the University of Alabama, was one in a long line of violent criminals the MSM and left-blogpshere immediately tagged as a Tea Partier without any basis.
My post at the time, Inevitable “Tea Party” and “Amy Bishop” Link Attempt:
There is no actual link between Alabama-Hunstville shooter Amy Bishop and the Tea Party movement.
By all accounts, Bishop was extremely liberal and a huge Obama fan (to the point of being described by someone who knew her as being obsessed with Obama).
But in keeping with the attempt to smear as crazy the Tea Party movement specifically, and anyone who is not a Democrat generally, now comes the inevitable attempt to link the Tea Parties and Bishop, centered on a charge of shared racism.
Harvard-educated Obama-loving liberal killer Bishop was sentenced to life in prison. Via The Boston Herald:
A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at an Alabama university, killing three colleagues and wounding three others in 2010.
The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes before convicting Amy Bishop. The former professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville showed no reaction as the verdict was read. She did not speak in court, but her attorney said she has often expressed great remorse for the victims and their families…
Investigator Charlie Gray also said police believe Bishop opened fire during the faculty meeting because she was angry over being denied tenure, which effectively ended her career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Remember the headlines tying her to Harvard, liberalism and Obamamania, that never were.