Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Ted Kennedy Dies: Please Show Some Restraint
U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy has reposed at the age of 77 after a long battle with brain cancer. It may be months before his seat is filled.
As blogger Michelle Malkin requests of conservatives: please show some RESTRAINT at this moment. As tempting as it may be, show a little humanity and grace, and please allow the Kennedys and the nation some time to grieve.
Perhaps take a moment to grieve yourself. If Ted Kennedy was not the kind of man you think he should have been, then his passing should be all the more cause for solemnity rather than barely-disguised glee and sarcastic jokes.
As for any Democrats reading this and nodding vehemently at my admonition- please remember not to commit the same impropriety by politicizing Ted Kennedy's death and using it as a weapon to ram your health care reform through Congress.
Can we all just make a truce and not politicize this (while criticizing the "other side" for politicizing it in their way)?