Off the road, finally.

I’m catching up on what was going on today.  What did I miss?

Okay, here’s what I’m finding:

Rick Santorum on Face the Nation prejudges the Zimmerman-Martin case, and attributes malicious motives to Zimmerman (emphasis mine):

NORAH O’DONNELL: Senator, the President did not use the word race, but do you think race played a role here?

RICK SANTORUM: Well, I mean, I obviously I’m not privy to what’s going on in someone’s mind. Obviously in my opinion someone who had a very sick mind who would– who would pursue someone like this. This is clearly a heinous act. And, you know, there are a lot of people who have a lot of distorted views of reality. And, it’s– it’s a tragic, tragic case. And my heart goes out to the parents, too. I can’t imagine what they’re suffering losing their son in– in such a horrific way. All I would say is that whatever the motive is, it was a malicious one and a very, very tragic one.

We don’t know what the facts are, we only have bits and pieces, some of which may be reliable, some not.


  • Stand your ground law means Stand, Not Apprehend.  We don’t know what precipitated the (alleged) fight which found Zimmerman on the ground just before the shooting.  Was he trying to apprehend Martin, did the two find themselfves face-to-face unexpectedly, or something else?
  • “Color Yourself Lucky” – Threatening note left on car in Madison, WI, which had pro-Walker bumper stickers on it.  (h/t Patricia)
  • Trial starts Monday in the murder of two British tourists by a then 16-year old who celebrates his 17th birthday, on Monday. (h/t Philip)
  • “I’m a black male and all that I know is that George has never given me any reason whatsoever to believe he has anything against people of color.”