Joseph Stack, the man who divebombed a tax office in Texas in his small plane last week is being held up, albeit mainly euphemistically and anonymously, as an anti-big-government hero by the tea party movement.

The Associated Press report that a Facebook page lauding his actions has over 2000 members, that far right Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina said Stack embodied "the hopelessness many in our society feel," and that his own daughter sees him as a hero — though one whose actions were "inappropriate."

And obviously right-wing forums on the internet are rife with people saying they have to "suppress the urge to take flying lessons," in the wake of Stack's glowing example.

They should just be thankful he wasn't Muslim. That would really have confused them.