To me, sending hate mail has always seemed like a lot of effort for little return. So I was surprised to receive over 30 nearly identical messages, all beginning, "Dear Mr. Hudson- You should shut up. You look like a queer."
Last Thursday's Tea Party at Daley Plaza in Chicago drew about 1,500 participants. Belying their alleged "grassroots" nature, the rally's organizers were heavily aided by pre-rally publicity in the corporate press.
Gingrich's "radical" histrionics are to be expected, no matter how offensive or patently false his claims. As we get closer to November's midterms, we're sure to witness a ratcheting up of this sort of dangerous rhetoric.
Somehow, somewhere, someone ordained Palin the new head of the GOP and deluded themselves into believing that who and what she touches today will mystically turn into November 2nd gold. Truth is, it'll be just the opposite.