I should have known that this issue was picked up on a lot of blogs. There is an interesting perspective here from Kai Chang. The issue probably should not be dropped because it could be symbolic of something larger. It appears that the personalities involved in this representation, and the subsequent dissemination and defense, are close colleagues. This stands to reason. However, the political arc of these individuals is trending up. If the trend continues, this circle of affiliation may have it’s very own “macaca” to deal with.
Liberal Dismalcrats would not be willing to bear this burden. Still, there are disturbing patterns within this collective that may merit continued observation.