I have been hearing about this for some time, but only as a mention or headline. I knew it had something to do with guns somehow ending up in Mexico. Today I saw the Rachel Maddow explanation. Amazing. I really have difficulty believing that a literally raving lunatic was responsible for the most unintelligible crackpot conspiracy theory I have heard in my decade or so of looking at crackpot conspiracy theories. Alex Jones would probably consider this guy a crank. According to Maddow, prior to the stupidly named “Fast and Furious” operation, Michael Vanderbough’s claim to fame was inciting some halfwits to vandalize Democratic Party buildings. The guy is exactly the sort of person I recognize as a Limbaugh-addled kook. It amazes me that people like this are taken seriously by anyone but mental health professionals.