What's funny about this is that, even the republicans who might be upset at his actions can't argue with the fact that the man is literally a hero. He saved a woman by jumping into a canal to cut her out of her seatbelt when she crashed.
The problem there lies with that his heroics have nothing to do with why lefties try to praise him. In essence, his past heroics are irrelevant and a red herring for purposes of this discussion.
Personally, I'm interested in keeping other people from building Utopia, because the more you believe you can create heaven on earth the more likely you are to set up guillotines in the public square to hasten the process. -- James Lileks