OK. I didn’t particularly want to poison the Columbia tragedy by saying something partisan, and I kind of hoped I wouldn’t find myself wanting to. For the most part, nobody in the blogosphere has gotten political about this. There’s been idiotic froth on both wings in comment sections, but you have to expect that, and for the record I find “Bush will use this to push the war!” and “This is Islam’s fault!” equally repellent.
Sneering at the French (because he couldn’t be bothered to do a little research before passing along an unsupported rumor) and taking cheap shots at the left wing (in an essay which would have done just fine without that paragraph) are both over the line. On a day when I even agreed with Mischa’s sentiments, Glenn Reynolds managed to offend me.
He couldn’t hold the politics for a couple of days? Guess not.