Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Here’s another Republican voice for sanity on the Manhattan Islamic center — and this one has serious credibility on the matter given that his wife died in one of the planes on 9/11. Ted Olson was asked about the controversy and said:

“Well it may not make me hap– popular with some people, but I think probably the president was right about this,” Olson responded. “I do believe that people of all religions have a right to build edifices, or structures, or places of religious worship or study, where the community allows them to do it under zoning laws and that sort of thing, and that we don’t want to turn an act of hate against us by extremists into an act of intolerance for people of religious faith. And I don’t think it should be a political issue. It shouldn’t be a Republican or Democratic issue, either. I believe Gov. Christie from New Jersey said it well — that this should not be in that political, partisan marketplace.”