Suicide Pilot Joe Stack Sounds Like Tea Partier to Me
.. says one blogger; that's 'reprehensible,' says another
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2010 9:22 PM CST
This undated photo shows Joseph Stack.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Joseph Stack’s anger at big government in general and the Internal Revenue Service in particular sounds very much like another of the day’s big noise-makers to Jonathan Capehart. “After reading his 34-paragraph screed,” Capehart writes in a Washington Post blog of the Austin suicide pilot, “I am struck by how his alienation is similar to that we’re hearing from the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.”

This is just the type of finger-pointing that makes Dennis Bakay’s blood boil. “I’m not about to blame Joe Stack’s kamikaze mission on Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, or the Tea Baggers like some on the left,” he writes for Philly2Philly. “That is irresponsible and reprehensible … purely agenda-driven and not looking at the facts.”