Guns don’t kill people, daycare kills people

Kevin Drum in the Washington Monthly remembers the soon-to-be-ex Congressman Tom DeLay, specifically his reaction to the Columbine High School shootings. In a piece of coruscating analysis, DeLay said:

Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills.

What can you say when a man like that leaves office? For some reason I think of the famous (possibly apocryphal) comment by one colleague in John Birt’s leaving card from LWT: “Piss off Birt, and don’t come back.”

(via The Well)