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Has Obama called David and Elaine McClain to make sure they’re holding up okay?

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They’re the elderly Florida couple whose address Spike Lee tweeted because he thought it was George Zimmerman’s. Presumably because he wanted people to go there and discuss things calmly.

I’d like to know what Obama thinks about Lee’s actions, and the unfolding consequences. Presumably he’s waiting for vital intel on how much he looks like the McClains, and/or how they vote.

And I want to know what Obama thinks about this. Fox News:

SANFORD, Fla – An elderly Florida couple have been forced to move into a hotel after their home address was wrongly tweeted as belonging to the man who shot teen Trayvon Martin.

The tweets were traced back to a man in California and the address was also reportedly retweeted by director Spike Lee to his almost 250,000 followers.

The couple, aged 70 and 72, have been harassed with hate mail, been hassled by media and had scared neighbors questioning them since the tweet, their son Chip Humble told the Orlando Sentinel.

Fearful for their safety, and hoping to escape the spotlight, the couple have temporarily moved to a hotel.

Somebody please try to justify this. Seriously. Tell me why this is okay. Tell me why this doesn’t matter. Tell me how this helps. Tell me how anyone involved in this fiasco expects us to just forget what they’ve said and done.

Who else has to be hurt or killed because you’re angry?

Update: Lee’s address retweet violated Twitter rules. Not to mention those of common sense and decency.

Update: I’m also curious if Spike has changed his mind since Saturday.

Update: A request from me to you. And I just remembered something. Remember when Rush Limbaugh published an abortion activist’s home address, and his enemies screamed about it for weeks? No? Maybe I’m thinking of something else.

Update: And remember Obama’s $35K-a-plate fundraiser at Spike’s house just two months ago? I’m sure they’d both prefer if you didn’t.