Alchemy refers to a medieval quest for an elixir or kimia (Old Persian word for such an elixir, the concept for which was later arabicized as the word alchemy) capable of turning copper and other base metals to gold.. . .
Medieval alchemists devoted their lives to the unsuccessful quest for what Colin Goddard has achieved. While the conversion of base metals into gold forever eluded these proto-scientists, Goddard has managed to transmute the lead of the four bullets shot into his body at Virginia Tech, into the gold of a paid position on the Brady Campaign's (shrinking?) staff.
Perhaps not so bad, in itself, but to collect that gold, he actively lobbies to keep all college students as defenseless and helpless as he was. In other words, he has put the security of others up for sale, for his own profit.
Can there be anything more contemptibly, loathsomely evil?