I've had nothing to say until now about the visit of Iranian President Ahmadinejad to the United States, and the various courtesies extended to him by Columbia University, the United Nations, and various relevant entities of the local, state, and federal governments. Numerous correspondents have demanded an Official Pun Salad Position on the matter (where "zero" is considered to be a number). Here it is:
"We fervently believe in free speech here at Pun Salad, and Ahmadinejad should be treated with all the respect and deference that we would provide to Cosmic Stan:
"No more than that, though. And, frankly, if both Stan and Ahmadinejad want to speak at Columbia, Ahmadinejad should get in line behind Stan, and any other NYC street lunatic.
"This policy applies also to 9/11 Truthers, Holocaust Deniers, et. al. Thank you."
Meanwhile, New Hampshire's own Drew Cline imagines the free speech tennis ball bounced over to the Iranian side of the court.