An anti-abortion activist has been shot and killed in Michigan. It seems to be linked to another homicide in the area, so this seems more like a lone lunatic than a political killing, at least for the nonce. I certainly hope so. The abortion wars are quite damaging enough without further escalating the reprehensible violence.The party of "Liar!" isn't going to embrace restraint. People like her tea-bagging boyfriend made sure of that. But the post does make McArdle seem bi-partisan, so it serves its purpose.
I also hope that if it does turn out to be someone with a political agenda, the right can manage to refrain from claiming that this is really a symptom of some dark rot at the center of liberalism. You hate it when liberals give into the temptation of this sort of bigoted partisan nonsense, and if you really want to piss them off, set an example they'll be forced to live up to.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Megan McArdle preemptively scolds the right.