Following in the muddy footsteps of Salon’s Glenn Greenwald, movie critic and leftist tool Roger Ebert is politicizing the life and death of astronaut Sally Ride, who passed away yesterday at 61. Like the typical liberal, Ebert fancies himself an intellectual, sensitive to political nuance and feminist issues. So what does it say about him that he’s trivialized her death in this way?

Ebert had his cheerleaders, of course:

Clearly there’s room for more than one loose screw in the toolbox.

Other Twitterers were not amused:

Mr. Ebert would do well to stick to what he knows: self-important film reviews.