As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A Small Point

When violence from terrorism killed worshippers at a mosque inside Iran, Robert Gibbs released a statement. When violence from terrorism killed George Tiller in Kansas, the President himself made the statement. It's symbolic, but also important in terms of him using his bully pulpit.

I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.

Meanwhile, a Muslim convert acting alone killed a soldier in a recruiting center in Arkansas. The President should release a statement on that as well.

At some point in the future, a President will release a statement on these killings tying them to easy access to firearms, one hopes.

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