You don't have to worry about Indiana being out of the mainstream of progressive thought. Indianapolis Star columnist Dan Carpenter has done some agonizing soul-searching, and it was a close call, but he finds himself morally superior to all the cretinous "Bush loyalists" who have "never come within a country mile of a combat zone" but nevertheless feel compelled to wage an "all-out assault" on Cindy Sheehan. Of course, in order to maintain such a high degree of self-righteous preening, it is necessary to just write about Sheehan and never quote a single thing she's actually said, such as: President Bush is the world's biggest terrorist, this nation isn't worth dying for, the Iraqis who killed her son are freedom fighters, Israel . . . well, it just never stops. Despite heroic efforts, Carpenter isn't able to come up with a single instance of a liberal every being that mean to a conservative. He manages to overlook the co-opting of Sheehan and her torment by Moveon.org and the entire fringe, leftwing attack machine.