Hinckley’s ready to take a shot at hitting the street?

Would-be presidental assassin and uber-geek John Hinckley is now normal and should be granted long furloughs, so say his therapists over at Shaky Acres.

It’s amazing all the guesswork and theorizing that goes in to psychiatry, when there’s one way to find out of Hinckley’s therapists really thing he’s normal. It’s something I’m surprised hasn’t been proposed yet, that I know of.

This should be standard practice for anyone granted early parole or release from a mental institution: The person released must spend the first couple of weeks living in the home of any shrink or judge that granted or recommended their release. If they’re safe enough to mingle with the rest of us schmucks, they’re safe enough to be around them for a while. Right?

We’d quickly find out that, no, some of these people shouldn’t be on the street.

I wonder what Jodie Foster’s take is on this. Ever read Hinckley’s letter to Foster shortly before he went full-blown unhinged? Whoa. If there’s a literary version of the Woody Woodpecker laugh, it’s this letter.

Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I’ve set up a page containing short samples from each chapter. Click here for chapter samples.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.