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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #155
159. Thanks for not acting like a 'total' asshole!

Seriously, though, the point I'm trying to make is that people have been over-the-top -- I mean wild-eyed, arms-waving, spittle-flying over! the! top! -- all along. They've slimed and smeared Democrats in every imaginable manner. And it's just been business as usual.

So it strikes me as odd that business-as-usual must suddenly come to a halt for Tony Snow or any other rightwing waterboy.

Beyond that, I think the word "grave-dancing" is tossed about a bit carelessly. As if any criticism is automatically wrong, improper, etc. People are gonna comment on the news when it's news -- there's no reason to impose an artificial waiting period of some sort.

And what they say, how they comment, is going to be dictated, in large part, by the way the person in the news conducted his or her life.

Tony Snow had the chance -- as we all do -- to live his life in a way that would elicit respectful commentary upon his passing. He chose not to do so, so some of the commentary is not respectful. Them's the breaks. To expect otherwise strikes me as unrealistic.


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