Pierce yet again, this time doing a serious smackdown on all the fuss over some hockey player declining to visit the White House…

Of course, Thomas had every right — as an American citizen — to do what he did. And I find myself increasingly unconvinced by the “respect for the office” argument that people are throwing up there against him. Here’s the deal: Just in my lifetime, the Office Of The President has hosted several blowjobs, some other unrelated sexytime, the organizing of coups, the abetting of savagery in a hundred distant places, the plotting of burglaries, the covering-up of same, the selling of arms to terrorists, the covering-up of same, the legitimation of a war based on lies, and the covering up of same, the concoction of torture, and the covering up of same.

When you come right down to it, the Office Of The Presidency needs to respect us more.