Andrew Breitbart, the controversial political media mogul whose name aspired to household relevance when he deliberately edited a videotape to assassinate the character of an Obama administration employee, has died. I, for one, did not see this chapter coming. The firebrand blogger was prominently associated with political scandal. His résumé includes helping destroy the civic organization ACORN, tailoring the deliberately dishonest scandal that cost Shirley Sharrod her job in the Department of Agriculture, and continuing support for a criminal named James O'Keefe who liked to pretend he was a journalist. Most recently, his infamy grew when video surfaced of an apparently-intoxicated Breitbart screaming at Occupy protesters, and also, later, muttering delusionally about "shock troops" and conspiracy theories. At present, details of Breitbart's death are sketchy, though initial claims through his media company are that he died of natural causes, shortly after midnight this morning. Mr. Breitbart is survived by his wife Susannah, and four children. He was forty-three years old.