After several catastrophic health issues, progressive blogger Steve Gilliard passed away yesterday. He was only 41.
Steve was rather infamous here on the conservative side of the blogosphere for featuring a black-face Photoshop of 2006 U.S. Senate candidate Michael Steele (R-MD). Steele is a black man (so was Gilliard, obviously).
When one's ideological opponent dies, it's sometimes difficult, if not impossible, to say nice things about him/her. However, the nicest thing that I can say about Steve is that I wish that he hadn't died so young and suffered so much along the way.
Go with God (hopefully), Steve.
(Thanks to Memeorandum; Photo by Lindsay Beyerstein)