Jesse Ventura, speaking of the Park 51 mosque, comes out with the most eloquent defence I have so far heard:
Ventura: Excuse me, the Constitution says they can do it. It ends there. You cannot subject the Constitution to a popularity poll. The Constitution, Joy, is there to protect unpopular speech, popular things don't need protecting.Crooks and Liars have highlighted the fact that he called Bill O'Reilly, "a spineless puke" but I think the point he makes above is a far more important one.