North Korean dictator, the Dear Leader himself, Kim Jong Il died last night and, like most things these days, the news broke on Twitter. Here is a round up of some of the reactions from the Twitterazzi:
Jonah Goldberg, National Review and AEI: “Kind of sucks that the third famous person to die along with Vaclav Havel and Christopher Hitchens is Kim Jong Il. Worse: he went last.”
WaPo‘s Ezra Klein: “It’s a shame Hitchens isn’t around to give Kim Jong Il the send off he deserves.”
AllahPundit, HotAir.com: “What a shame that Hitchens doesn’t get to write this obit #kimjongil.”
Tim Carney, Washington Examiner: “Kim Jong Il said he got 11 holes in one the first time he played golf.”
Erick Erickson, RedState: “They’d turn out the lights in North Korea to mourn, but they’re already out [saying] thanks to that monster and his dad.
Derek Hunter Townhall columnist and WMAL: “Well, now we know what God was busy doing in the 4th quarter of the Broncos/Patriots game. #KimJongIl.”
“Kim Jong Il was a real-life Dr. Evil, intent on being taken seriously and yet almost unfailingly laughed at.” — NJ‘s Michael Hirsch. Read his whole story here.
Caleb Howe, RedState: “The death of Kim Jong Il has left South Park creators Matt Parker and Trey Stone empty inside.”
Tommy Christopher, Mediaite White House Correspondent: “Which GOP candidate will be first to slam President Obama for not killing Kim Jong Il? I vote @newtgingrich.”
Josh Greenman, New York Daily News: “It’s a shame Kim Jong Il just missed being able to see his whole life in Facebook Timeline.”
And in what has become something of a tradition on Twitter of starting accounts for infamous people who die immediately after they kick the bucket, Kim Jong Il himself has weighed in – from Hell. KimJongIlinHell: “The worst part of Hell has to be the strict ban on platform shoes.”
Just for fun, and because it’s probably the last day it’s relevant, don’t forget to check out the blog “Kim Jong Il looking at things.”