Increasing calls in the wake of the Tucson shootings for civility in political discourse have given rise to not-very-civil finger-pointing and defiance among many of the nation's high-profile political pundits. "Wingnut talk-radio did it!" "Leftist twinkie-eating
secular culture is the problem!" "The Democrat party supports the assassin!" "Blood libel!" Undeterred, a group of more than fifty interfaith leaders are addressing members of Congress directly, asking them to lead by example. Unfortunately, similar calls have spectacularly failed in the recent past.