More on the Wellstone death

More on the Wellstone death rally: Tuesday evening’s death rally, that is. D.J. Tice is an editorial writer and columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He is our favorite Minnesota journalist, period. D.J. makes an interesting point about the remarkable Star Tribune “get over it” editorial that we posted yesterday, “The Speech/Straying from memorial to rally.”
According to the Strib editorial, Rick Kahn’s revolting imprecation of Republican senators to join in defeating Norm Coleman in his race for the senate “[was] such an emotional fantasy — and so not in keeping with the actual Wellstone legacy — that it could only have come from a person racked with grief and pain.”
D.J. writes us that the Star Tribune editorial reflects an important new insight into the grieving process: “The new Stages of Grief: 1) Denial, 2) Anger, 3) Bargaining, 4) Rabble-rousing.
“I guess liberals have befuddled people about so many things that they think they can even deceive them about a universal human experience. Let anyone who has ever suffered surpassing grief answer for himself: Did you, at any ‘stage’ of mourning, feel an irresistible impulse to insult and demean people who had come to pay respects to the one you loved?”


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