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Another Hole Blown Into The “Lone Nut” Hypothesis

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 2, 2009

Remember my mention of the efforts to pretend that Scott Roeder, the man arrested for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, was a “lone nut” and bad apple who was totally unrepresentative of the hardcores in the anti-choice movement?

Attaturk points out yet another hole in that hypothesis (from Plog):

KMBC Channel 9 captured this shot of a phone number to anti-abortion group Operation Rescue inside the car of Scott Roeder, the man suspected of shooting and killing Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller Sunday morning at a Wichita church.


The phone number is written on an envelope with the name “Cheryl” and “Op Rescue.” Cheryl is Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue’s senior policy adviser, who in 1988 was convicted of conspiring to bomb a California abortion clinic. She served two years in prison.

Ms. Sullenger had no comment, other than to say that he hadn’t called her recently and that anyone could have got her phone number off the internet. More than that, she would not say. But it’s rather interesting that Roeder, at any rate, feels he knows her well enough not to need her last name next to her phone number.

6 Responses to “Another Hole Blown Into The “Lone Nut” Hypothesis”

  1. smartalek said

    Funny how the reichwing screeches demanding law’n’order, death penalty, no coddling criminals, no letting Bad Guys get off on “technicalities,” all disappear when it’s one of their own on the line.
    Funny too how this anti-tax, small-gov’t punk hasn’t turned down the government’s provision of a public defender, for which our tax dollars are paying.
    Every day it gets more clear that “Republican” is just a synonym for “hypocrite.”

    “Ms. Sullenger had no comment, other than to say that he hadn’t called her recently and that anyone could have got her phone number off the internet.”

    Anyone care to bet that records will turn up proving that they’d spoken within the last 24-48 hours preceding the murder?
    And if so, I guess it’ll depend what the meaning of the word “recently” is.

    • MEC said

      I believe the government’s widespread eavesdropping on private telephone calls is unconstitutional and an affront to our ideals of democracy. Therefore, if the government should happen to check its records to see whether any of Roeder’s calls were recorded, whom he called, and what they discussed, I’ll express my disapproval.

      • Charles II said

        In this case, you’re wrong, MEC (a once-in-a-lifetime event, doubtless).

        A crime has been committed. Probable cause exists to examine phone records. While examination of NSA’s records would be improper, the phone company keeps very nice records. So, Smartalek’s point is correct. We almost certainly will know who Roeder spoke with recently.

      • MEC said

        Charles, I was thinking not of the records of whom he called, but recordings of the actual conversations that took place before Roeder was a murder suspect. IOW, of the NSA records that you agree it would be improper to examine.

        Impropriety notwithstanding, I’m Very Curious to know whether the conversations were as harmless as his anti-abortion allies claim.

      • Charles II said

        I think they have their own language, MEC. It would be hard to find impropriety in alien speech.

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