Those of you who've read my blog for more than a day know that one of my constant pet peeves is stereotyping out of context and uninformed broad generalizations.
It's a conversation killer. It's a negotiation killer. It's a healthy compromise killer. It's a trust killer, and an understanding killer. If we were talking romance right now, I'd say it - the stereotyping and broad generalizing - is a deal breaker.
I try to make it clear regularly that no one is ever going to typecast me as being "conservative" or "liberal" or all "pro" this or all "anti" that. I'm pro good sense, no matter what it "looks" like.
So, I was amused Monday evening to receive the following blog comment from a reader identifying himself as "Al Charteer," in response to my post announcing my new Metro column: