Friday, February 08, 2008

The RTD to Unilingualist Fulminators ... Get Over It

Today's Richmond Times Dispatch editorial defends Governor Tim Kaine's use of Spanish in greeting the pro-America president of El Salvador, complimenting his "hospitality" and "graciousness" to a foreign visitor and calling the fulminators on the internet and in the blogosphere who are bloviating about the Governor's bilingual greeting and the Spanish translation of his office's press release (an obvious courtesy to the Salvadoran press covering their leader's visit) "ridiculous."

Thank goodness common sense and common courtesy are still rated as "virtues" by some who revere (and would save) the Old Dominion.