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March 23, 2012 - 1:00 pm

State Sen. Wendy Davis did not come to politics from the field of, say, rocket science. That fact might explain her reaction to a bizarre attack on her office this week.

Officials say two Molotov cocktails were thrown into Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’ Forth Worth office Tuesday afternoon.

But they have no idea who it was who entered the West 7th office and threw the firebombs.

No one was hurt. Police bafflement did not prevent Davis from playing the blame game.

‘It’s unfortunate when things like this happen in the public arena,’ she said.

‘It reminds us of how important it is for us to remain very civil in our discourse and to work not to foment this kind of anger in our community as we discuss things that are challenges that we all face and care about.’

Lesson from Tucson, unlearned. Davis should direct her call for civility at the woman in the mirror. It turns out that the attack had nothing at all to do with “discourse,” unless we include the messages that some get from deep space through the fillings in their teeth.

A homeless man accused of throwing a bag filled with six Molotov cocktails at state Sen. Wendy Davis‘ office tried unsuccessfully to speak to her in the days leading up to the attack and talked of aliens after his arrest, investigators said Wednesday.

Cedric Steele, 40, was arrested in a convenience store parking lot late Tuesday, hours after the incident in which no one was injured. He was being held on $50,000 bond on charges of arson, Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead said.

After the incident, Steele told an officer he had a piece of an alien in the rafters of a vacant house, according to the documents in the case.

Davis said police have asked her not to reveal details about Steele’s visits to her office until the investigation is complete. But according to an arrest warrant affidavit in the case, he demanded to speak to her about an incident in Michigan involving a stun gun. He also left part of a dead animal, claiming it was “new species and wanted the senator to see it,” according to the affidavit.

Mr. Steele seems to have been watching Ancient Aliens.

His unlawful behavior has exposed one fact: We need a new species of Democrat, one less prone to blame crimes of the crazy on her political opposites.

h/t James Taranto

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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