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Well, it appears that the hostage taker at Hillary Clinton’s office was not (as far as we know) a regular at Free Republic nor one of the scary brown people Michelle Malkin’s posters are always suspecting.

No, just your regular fucked-up, desperate, pathetic, moron who takes one way you’re guaranteed to get counseling in this country…perform a high-profile criminal act.

Leeland Eisenberg was already in trouble before he walked into one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign offices.

Three days earlier, his wife had filed for divorce; he was due to appear in court with her for a domestic violence hearing in about half an hour.

Then, the nicely dressed, gray-haired man peeled open his jacket to reveal what looked like dynamite strapped to his chest, authorities said, and things got much worse…

Eisenberg said he wanted help getting psychiatric care, but had been turned away because he didn’t have the money.

“I need to speak to Hillary Clinton,” CNN quoted him as saying. “Something’s got to change. Ordinary people need help” with their insurance.

Naturally, this will lead to right-wingers adding yet another quiver to their poisoned arguments against moving toward universal health care — it would be giving in to the terrorists or show you are “soft” on crime.

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