I am in Baltimore -- and a hell of a town it seems, on initial impression, to be. So THIS is that thing called "winter." I've heard about it and seen it in movies.
I'll have a full post about our trip soon. In the meantime, let me state that we heard about the horrible AZ events while staying in a small motel on the Ohio river, bereft of access to the internet. There was nothing for it but to get the details from one K. Olbermann -- who, in his special comment, castigated all violence-inducing speech against politicians.
He then went on to offer an apology for his own infamous public call for the murder of Hillary Clinton. (I will not re-phrase that. He said what he said.) It was a proper apology: No special pleading, no "What I meant to say...", no "some people took this remark out of context..." None of that crap. Just pure, straightforward loss of face. THAT's how to do it.
I once said that all I wanted was an apology from the great offenders of 2008. Finally, we got one.
A less classy act was offered by Josh Marshall, who also appeared on Olbermann's program. Marshall, wearing his trademark chin stubble (like so many of today's hip hypocrites) derided intemperate political speech without once mentioning that he had published tons of the stuff during 2008.
Boo, Josh. Bravo, Keith.
And now I must be off. Be back as soon as I figure out how to install permanent internet in our new digs...