For a humor blog, it’s been a dark week.
Another mass shooting. This time at Annapolis’ Capital Gazette newspaper. 5 dead.
It was a college intern’s tweet asking for help that went viral.
This seemed like a day to remember that almost 20 years ago there was a deadly shooting at a different Capitol.
Friday, July 24, 1998, and I had just started interning with The Congressman. Luckily, it was only part-time and was working that afternoon at Brooks Brothers.
A paranoid schizophrenic stormed the “Document Door” at the Capitol. According to his court-appointed psychiatrist, he was there to thwart armies of cannibals and prevent the United States from being annihilated by disease.
He murdered 2 U.S. Capitol Police Officers.
They’ve since renamed the Members of Congress and staff-only “Document Door” to “The Memorial Door” in their honor.
You can read John Boehner’s touching tribute here.