I don't have much to add to what others have already said about the Baseball Hall of Fame's decision to cancel an event featuring Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, but I am struck by this sentence from the obnoxious, self-righteous letter sent to the actors by the Hall's Reaganite president, Dale Petroskey:
We believe your very public criticism of President Bush at this important -- and sensitive -- time in our nation's history helps undermine the U.S. position, which ultimately could put our troops in even more danger.
Really? How precisely? The holdout forces in Iraq apparently don't even know Saddam's regime has collapsed. You think they're checking their Palm Pilots for the latest from E! Online entertainment news while deciding whether or not to join forces with stray feyadeen?