COMMENT: Future posts will analyze the latest “not politically motivated”, “lone nut” political assassin in Arizona. [Initial press accounts discussed more than one suspect.] What has received little notice is the death in a strange-sounding car fire of Ashley Turton, the wife of Obama’s liaison to the now-GOP controlled House of Representatives, Dan Turton.
Was the death of Ms. Turton a message to her husband?
Is THIS the GOP’s concept of bi-partisanship?
NB: Some salient, relevant comments below.
The late Ms. Turton’s car appears hardly damaged [right].
EXCERPT: The car fire that led to the sudden death of Ashley Turton was caused by the impact after a low-speed crash, according to the major crash investigation unit of the Metropolitan Police Department.
“It’s quite possible that the victim was maneuvering the car and came in contact with some kind of flammable chemical materials,” D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said.
Turton, 37, was the former chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D‑Conn.) and wife of White House liaison to the House of Representatives Dan Turton. . . .
. . . Police said there was a heavy fire in the garage at 4:45 a.m. that caused significant damage to the 2008 BMW X5, which was partially backed out into the driveway and looked singed. Fire damage could also be seen on a corner of the brick home Monday.
When the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered Turton’s body inside the car. . . .