Dear Mass Murderers:
Proposition 34 is coming up on the ballot in California this November. It looks like it has a reasonable chance of passing, and that we will succeed in removing the barbaric death penalty from California. Could you guys hold off in carrying out anymore grizzly mass murders? We don't need to galvanize the other side.
Is that beautiful or what? It can't be entirely a joke; not even a total creep would joke about Aurora. No, it's what these people actually think (but mostly keep under wraps): That the problem with the latest grisly mass murder is not that it's a grisly mass murder, but that its timing is strategically inapt for what had been the plan to hoodwink California voters into abolishing the only penalty that fits the crime! Drat!