Randy notes the Olympian's story. Randy should link to more blogs.
TeacherRefPoet takes a strident point of view on the entire debacle and says "My party has lost the moral upper hand." Its worth pointing out that TeacherRefPoet and I agree a lot over the past few weeks. Actually, his above post is about the best thing I've read on Baird and our reaction to him since beginning of this entire thing in late August.
From his post:
Because I disagree with Baird, I'd look closely at anyone running against him from either party. But I am deeply saddened at how hypocritical my party has become. They want me to love their dogma more than I love evidence, analysis, and legitimate debate. But my dedication to cool, reasoned disagreement and careful consideration of issues has me defending Baird here.I disagree with Baird. I think he's wrong. That doesn't mean its o.k. to heckle him.
And, Arthur Ruger up at Washblog has a roundup of Baird's visit to Raymond.