Much ado about the cyberweiller, Malkin, and her ilk's piling on a small boy and a normal family with unusual troubles today. My colleague Sha has covered it admirably but I just wanted to add in something I've just seen, which seems apposite to the debate.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, spoke today at a conference entitled: 'No bullsh*t - What matters to every child', organised by children's charity the Kids Company.
Here's the money quote:
"It's been said sometimes that you can gauge the temperature, the kind of moral climate of a society by looking at the way it treats its most vulnerable people."It seems that Michelle and Dubya don't agree with the Archbishop that upholding Christian values means supporting the weakest in society. But it seems to me that the timing of the Archbishop's statement could hardly be more fortuitous. God, we are often told, works in mysterious ways - and Jesus would vote for SCHIP.
"Are we a society where people are prepared to advocate for those who don't have voices of their own? Above all, are we prepared to put the necessary resource, skill and commitment, into the nurturing of human beings?"
Update Think Progress notes that Michelle may have been a deliberately aimed, rather than loose, cannon. All the footprints lead back to the office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY). And he would have got away with it too if it hadn't been for those pesky