Who's to say? But one can do is to look at similar milestones that Jared Loughner had left and see how they stack up against Andrew Sullivan. Maybe-- before it's too late-- an intervention could be set up so that no one can be hurt. This time.
Exhibit A: The Shaved Head. Sure it's a minor detail. But like most puzzles needs all of the pieces to finish, this shouldn't be glossed over.
Both are documented to have railed about genocides and illegal wars. The Other McCain has the video for Loughner's case on both. Sullivan rattles on about about genocide here and "Illegal war crimes" here.
Sullivan and Loughner hated George W. Bush.
"So what?", you may be thinking "How is this any different from any other mind numbed liberal?" But these are just scratching the surface, to give you an idea of the size and scope of just how big the iceberg really is underneath the water.
Pot has played a big role with both Excitable Andi and Loughner. Loughner is reported to have been a long time stoner. And Sullivan? I'm guessing he's a rather habitual smoker of pot. He was arrested for using marijuana at a federal park. If he can't wait to get to the privacy of his own home to light up, he have issues.
Nothing against someone who dabbles a little but like anything else, it can be abused.
The case can be made that both have their share of mental illnesses. Loughner may be a "textbook case" for being a paranoid schizophrenic. Sullivan's is more self-induced.
But the keystone of the case is this. Both have showcased an unhealthy obsession for female politicians. More specifically, Loughner may have been stalking Rep. Giffords since 2007.
And Andrew Sullivan's obsession with Gov. Sarah Palin is ledgendary.
So please. If it saves the life of one person, wouldn't it be worth it to institutionalize Andrew Sullivan? Writing is cathartic, as evident of the sheer amount of postings that Sullivan does per day. But at what point does mere writing stops satisfying to be a catharsis and actions are needed to fill that void?
As Sullivan is fond of saying, I'm only asking questions. Questions that need to be asked about his well being.
It's for the children.