Early this morning, we had about 170 comments there. (Thanks, Drudge.) But around 8:30 we started experiencing some technical glitches all over CBSNews.com. The system went down for a few hours while our crack team of computer mechanics put the web page up on cement blocks and looked under the hood. In the process, a lot of comments all over the web site went pfffffft (that's a technical term.)
Our apologies for the disruption. Everything is now back to normal. Feel free to flame away.