Last night, I was driving when I heard that Rush Limbaugh had been taken to the hospital in Hawaii. I’m afraid to say that my response was to smirk and try to think of snarky things I could post on Twitter. But almost immediately, I realized that this was not only in bad taste, it was just not the kind of person I want to be.
While I think that the guy is racist and a liar, there are a lot of people who love and respect him. And you just don’t hit a guy when he’s down. It’s morally wrong.
And if I think it’s wrong for folks to have been cracking jokes about Ted Kennedy when he died, then I can’t turn around and be snarky about someone who I disagree with.
Sigh. Sometimes it’s not nearly as fun to be moral as it is to be a bitch.