The phenomenon continues ... negative letters to the editor re: "Red State" rant outnumber positives 7-3, including one today in which Tim Garb of Coeur d'Alene admits: "Yes, 11-2 will be more deadly in the long run than 9-11." (But the overall count of e-mails, phone calls and letters leans 3-to-1 pro.) BTW, Tim Garb's being a little coy here since the item he's referring to in "Red State" rant zeroes in on that democraticunderground.com poll in which respondents said 11-2 was worse than 9-11. Anyone who'd say the prez election was worse than the terror attacks of 9-11 needs to compassion therapy -- or explain his perspective to a survivor of that terrible day.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.