some exerpts: “After the President’s remarks in Tucson, ideally the public conversation will be elevated to focus more on serious issues after the tragedy last Saturday — how can we help the mentally ill before they hurt themselves or us? How can we craft gun control laws to keep semi-automatics away from troubled or politically motivated people? How can the public and officials “debate without hate”?
…“Of course legally and morally Sarah Palin is not responsible for the shooting on Saturday. But of course she has contributed to a climate of intolerance that turns opponents into enemies of the state, that indicts all Muslims for the acts of some — a modern McCarthy “
…“America will elect people from different parties but what Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43 and Obama all had in common was that they either ran on or in fact were unifying figures who didn’t hate others. Palin is the most divisive national political figure of my lifetime. Because she has not shown any of the experience, intellect, character or temperament to be a serious presidential contender — and because Republican leaders are not politically stupid — she has now officially been destroyed as a serious candidate not by the “lamestream” media but by herself. She’s her own worst enemy.”