Al Martinez's May 16 column ["Arnold's Endorsement of Minutemen Borders on Lunacy"] is full of childish name-calling (he questions the size of Gov. Schwarzenegger's brain and ridicules the Arizona Minutemen as "bigots and psychiatric outpatients").
These bitter smear tactics neither flatter Martinez nor advance his cause. They only serve to reinforce the notion that he, like many in the mainstream media, is furious that the Minutemen project was so successful. Illegal border traffic was reduced, a Mexican immigrant's life was saved as he lay dying in the desert, and no acts of "vigilante violence" were committed.