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The last time we heard the threat of WW III from Bush he was referencing Iraq.

Posted by morgan | October 17, 2007 3:57 PM

I'm sorry, but this entire ordeal reeks. Quite frankly, I don't care to know what happened.

They had a heated argument. He grabbed her by the throat, which is physical assault, for the first time in 33 years. He was 'probably' drunk. He should definitely 'go to rehab' if he was drunk, because that will solve everything.

Wwwwwwwwwwhaaatever. We're missing all of the vital information, for something that really isn't any of our fucking business, and more than half of your article is frivolous.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 3:58 PM

Should we demand his resignation? LOL!!! Mr Poe is right, assult is SO blown out of proportion...until his next BF beats the shit out him.

Posted by OUCH! | October 17, 2007 4:01 PM

That article was way too long. Who's the editor at the Stranger?

Posted by Editor | October 17, 2007 4:05 PM

He didn't beat the shit out of his wife, you moron. He was 'possibly' drunk, and things got a little out of hand, involving hands, but not fists, you moron.

And no, that doesn't make it right. But should it lead to rehab, resignation, and 1,500+ words on drinking in general? Life is full of events like this, and we all experience them. Do we all call the cops and throw stones immediately?

"When drinking and anger mix, sometimes bad things happen. I'm not trying to excuse what McIver allegedly did or say that being drunk exonerates him—far from it. But situations where drinking and violence intersect are inevitably more complicated than initial media reports suggest, and the weeks to come will almost certainly prove this true."

That about sums it up, folks. Can we go back to judging ourselves for awhile and let them settle this?

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 4:08 PM

Fo' show!

Posted by Frying Pan | October 17, 2007 4:22 PM

The entire article can be summed up as: Politicians drink. Stranger writers drink. Sometimes they drink together. We could probably all do with a spin around rehab.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | October 17, 2007 4:33 PM

Perhaps I just haven't lived enough, but I've never put my hands around someone's neck during a heated argument, drunk or sober; never had that happen to me; and I've never been arrested for anything. It's not something we all experience.

That said, we don't know the details of McIver's situation. And as much as I don't like him, I'd be happy for this whole situation to be between his wife and him and the justice system.

The speculation is getting boring.

Posted by ahava | October 17, 2007 4:49 PM

@7 - I thought it was a Weekly writer that was drinking with him.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 17, 2007 5:21 PM

I think there's a lot of people who want to believe so badly that McIver is innocent, for reasons from professional admiration to personal relationships, hence the multiple cries of 'guys don't judge let's wait and see.'

I dunno, the cops got called on a domestic violence call, and it got him thrown in jail for two days, and now a formal charge. These sorts of things don't result from a simple misunderstanding.

Posted by Gomez | October 17, 2007 6:02 PM

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