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We’re Better Than That

Look, I didn’t like Andrew Breitbart.  I agreed with nothing he said.  What he did to Shirley Sherrod was disgusting, unfair, and he was, rightly, called to account for it.  But the man has died at the very young age of 43, and I don’t think liberals should be dancing on his grave.

It’s shabby and small and unworthy of what we profess to believe.  And the argument that people on the right celebrated when Ted Kennedy died so that makes it all right — sorry, that’s a child’s argument.  “But he did it too!  He started it!”

We’re better than that, or we should be.  The only death I allowed myself to celebrate was that of Osama bin Laden because his attack on this country shook the foundations of our beliefs, made us afraid, made us undercut our own freedoms, and made us react in ways not worthy of this great nation.

This man had a family, wife, children, they aren’t political figures, they are people, and they are suffering.  Let’s show some class, and refuse to become the thing we resist.

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