One for Certain Thing about the Koran Burning Stunt

Well, two for certain things.

The first is that the event never should have been planned in the first place.

The second is that the fellow who planned it has gotten exactly what he wanted:  a boatload of attention.  The story has become international news and I am sure that it will get massive cable news coverage on Saturday (alas, we have an out of town soccer game that day so I won’t be able to watch).  Not only that, but the fellow has managed specific mentions from General David Petraeus and now the President, the AG, Sarah Palin, and others, have weighed in:

FILED UNDER: Islam, Quick Takes, Religion, US Politics
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. James Joyner says:

    Yup.  Some yahoo with a congregation that would fit in a single wide is suddenly the next Jerry Falwell or something.

  2. Dodd says:

    When you feed the trolls, you get more of them.