Charles Krauthammer is a mad genius and a Harvard educated psychiatrist. No really, he is. So, this to me gives him far more weight to opine on the mental state of a deranged killer as opposed to the likes of Ag school grad Keith D'Ohlberman, who can barely wipe the spittle from his thin lips before he screams again, "Palin did it!"
Go get 'em Hammer:
The verdict: Rarely in American political discourse has there been a charge so reckless, so scurrilous and so unsupported by evidence.
As killers go, Jared Loughner is not reticent. Yet among all his writings, postings, videos and other ravings - and in all the testimony from all the people who knew him - there is not a single reference to any of these supposed accessories to murder.
Not only is there no evidence that Loughner was impelled to violence by any of those upon whom Paul Krugman, Keith Olbermann, the New York Times, the Tucson sheriff and other rabid partisans are fixated. There is no evidence that he was responding to anything, political or otherwise, outside of his own head.
Clear thinking is like Colt 45, ""works every time!"