Christie Blatchford, you have caused me to break my vow of silence.. It's too soon for sharp words, even for those who agree with Blatchford's sentiment. The public and media reaction may have gotten a bit out of hand, but heck, I know someone who cried for hours when Geri left the Spice Girls. People get attached and feel strongly about public figures, and that's okay. I may shake my head in dismay when they come out with commemorative plates, and stamps, and erect 47 statues in his honour, maybe even a boxed set of public appearances..
But right now is a time for mourning. I'm sure those who feel the need to mourn will appreciate it if those who dont would wait a few days to be vocal about it.