In the 'He's being maligned by the 'Sun' for political purposes' camp sit LfaT, Longrider and Mr E.
In the 'This behaviour is inexcusable in a Head of State' camp sit Constantly Furious, Obo and Anna Raccoon.
Me? I think it's possible to agree with both camps. The fact that he shouldn't have sent a handwrittten letter full of mistakes out and then tried to imply that it was the recipient's fault for being unable to read it in no way detracts from the shabby actions of the 'Sun' in seeking to make hay over this.
Perhaps the best post I've yet seen on this though is the one by Oxford Springs, which points out that this isn't really about what it seems to be about:
"Is this story about handwriting? No.It would be ironic (and sad) if this was the straw that broke the camel's back, and forced his resignation, wouldn't it?
Is it about spelling? No.
Is it even about Guardsman Jamie Janes and his family? I dont believe so.
At the heart of this story is Gordon Brown, and the fact that he has lost all sense of conviction with the British media and its readership. Leaders of governments need gravitas, oratorical skill and hard-earned respect. Otherwise they become just jobsworth politicians, or dictatorial menaces."