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5 of the Worst Reactions to the Boston Manhunt

—By Adam Serwer| Fri Apr. 19, 2013 3:12 PM PDT

As of Friday evening, the manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was still ongoing. For legislators and pundits, however, it was already time to talk politics.

Seizing on the reported Chechen heritage and Muslim background of the alleged bombers, politicos used the attack in Boston to make points about everything from immigration reform to the use of drones on American soil. Although it's totally appropriate to talk politics in the aftermath of a tragedy, talking politics doesn't necessarily mean you're making a good argument. Here are some of the worst reactions to the Boston bombing.

Let's slow down immigration reform! Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Friday morning that the attacks should affect the immigration reform effort:

Given the events of this week, it's important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system. While we don't yet know the immigration status of the people who have terrorized the communities in Massachusetts, when we find out, it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system.


"Hey, Good Lookin'!"


A surefire way to tell when your milk's gone bad…

Congratulations on a job well done, Federal, State and Local officials there in Mass.

Thanks for all of your hard and diligent work.

Up to this point, I have been very impressed…

With the restraint and professionalism shown by the law enforcement officials in Mass.

They've given frequent updates to the public to keep everyone informed. In spite of the massive display of force, there hasn't been any trigger happy incidents on the police's part. Their MAIN focus seems to set on PUBLIC SAFETY first and foremost.

Cooperation and communication looks top notch between all agencies involved.

Comparing this to the debacle that was the Dorner manhunt and it's clear that this operation is a great example of how it's supposed to be done.

I hope that I haven't spoken too early, but so far, this effort looks extremely well done.

I commend both law enforcement, first responders, military support and medical personnel and public officials for doing what's right up to this point and hopefully beyond.

(Edit: All of you know that I don't make a habit of heaping praise on cops. However, if they're doing something right, I'm more than willing to admit that I recognize it.)

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