Wednesday, September 23, 2009

AP: Census worker hanged, 'fed' written on his chest

If this is true, God have mercy.

A U.S. Census worker found hanged from a tree near a Kentucky cemetery had the word "fed" scrawled on his chest, a law enforcement official said Wednesday, and the FBI is investigating whether he was a victim of anti-government sentiment.

The law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, did not say what type of instrument was used to write the word on the chest of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and teacher. He was found Sept. 12 in a remote patch of the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky.

The Census has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, where the body was found, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Just don't anybody dare politicize this tragedy by suggesting that the anti-government paranoia being stirred up by Glenn Beck and Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) has anything to do with it. To believe that, you would have to be the sort of person who thinks it is racist to portray President Obama as a witch doctor with a bone in his nose. That would be crazy.