WASHINGTON -- We know Rep. Joe Walsh doesn't give a darn about political correctness; the Tea Party freshman's claim to fame comes from making outrageous statements. His latest came Wednesday, when he accused the U.S. government of ignoring warning signs of a crazed gunman for fear of offending Muslims.
Walsh raised the prospect of another Sept. 11 triggered by Islamic extremists. "It is a real threat," he said. "And it is a threat that is much more at home now than it was right after 9/11. It's here. It's in Elk Grove. It's in Addison. It's in Elgin."