Readers will recall my comments on the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma last month. I summed up:
I think there was more than enough evidence to convict Mr. Lockett of his crimes and justify the sentence carried out yesterday. I agree that things went very wrong in the process of executing him, and there should be follow-up to ensure that those responsible understand what happened and can make sure it doesn't happen again. However, I don't have much time for those complaining that Mr. Lockett 'suffered unnecessarily' during the process. In the first place, as far as we know, he was unconscious. The physical reactions he exhibited did not in and of themselves signify that he was conscious or feeling any pain. In the second place, he buried a young woman alive, leaving her to suffocate beneath the earth of her grave. As far as I'm concerned, that greatly reduces my dismay over his somewhat protracted death.
Ann Coulter has taken the trouble to dig up more facts about the (happily) late Mr. Lockett. I won't steal her thunder, but if you click over to her article, you'll see so many disgusting facts about this waste of oxygen that one can only be thankful he's no longer among us. [Two sentences excised due to inappropriate sentiments - I shouldn't try to write about such things when I'm tired, and hurting, and reminded too much of the nastier convicts I have known.]
I wish those going on about how terrible the problems were in his execution would spare at least one breath to sympathize with the victims of his crimes . . . but I suppose that's too much to ask in these politically correct times.