Off topic: Freedom of Speech?

If you can’t lash out at some political SPAM as part of your first amendment right to the freedom of expression, especially when you belong to the 5th column, then truly the terrorists have won.
Washington Post music critic got some SPAM from the staff of…. well guess:

Must we hear about it every time this Crack Addict attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new — and typically half-witted — political grandstanding? I’d be grateful if you would take me off your mailing list. I cannot think of anything the useless Marion Barry could do that would interest me in the slightest, up to and including overdose. Sincerely, Tim Page.

I don’t completely disagree but the moral side of me tells me that I shouldn’t wish for nor be unmoved by an overdose. Not wishing for anyones death. But really, if we can’t call our elected leaders nasty names then the democracy is in grave danger. And if you can’t blast spammers, including political spammers who apparently didn’t blind copy (I’m taking a guess here if Page hit ‘reply all’ then it should have just gone to the sender and those cc’d), then I don’t know what.
Yes, Page shouldn’t have sent the reply from his work email, where he received the offending email, there he was in the wrong. But is it a firing offense? Heck naw. An offense deserving leave? Admin. or leave without pay? Admin. with pay, for a few days, with flowers and a gift basket, maybe.
There is more here too, apparently Mr. Barry’s staff is dismissive regarding bloggers.