From what I can gather from Politico's canvassing of 'RightOnline' bloggers in Las Vegas yesterday, majority opinion about the idiot from the Daily Caller lay somewhere betwixt the following polar opposites: since "our president is not transparent ... etiquette for previous administrations don’t [sic] apply," and "I found it embarrassing."
Those last four words, from one Jon Fleischman, of California's FlashReport, would in any sane and authentic conservative gathering be broadly embraced as a familiar sentiment. In other words, it--that sentiment--would not leap from the pack as a polite, proper, well-mannered, thoughtful, concise and rational orphan. Yet, with the additional exception of Trent Seibert's (of TexasWatchdog.org) reaction--"I found it offensive"--it does.
Most expressed opinions (and again, I derive my characterization only from Politico's survey) came from your typical "Buthead"--the weasely, ill-mannered, irrational noggin implanted with a weasely, unctuous tongue. To wit ...
"I don’t believe in being rude, but ..."
"The fact that he would interrupt the president, I don’t agree with that. But ..."
"Maybe it was a little rude, but ..."
There are indeed legitimate opportunities for the epic "but": e.g., yes the Allies committed atrocious acts during the Second World War, but ...; or, yes Dick Nixon and George W. Bush were common criminals better left committed to Leavenworth than pardoned history, but ...; or, yes Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' rated an unconscionably obscene price at Sotheby's, but ...
But, this was not one of those opportunities, and it was epic only in that it marked yet another, major degeneration of the American right.
One wonders if there is a bottom.