So if you are a conservative talk radio host, for example, might you not look at Bundy through the prism of Ruby Ridge? In the beginning, it might have been easy to assume Bundy would also go out in a blaze of glory, becoming a sort of martyr. And in this scenario, it would have been important to have staked out a pro-Bundy position before the government turned him into a real folk hero.
In other words, if we didn’t call dibs on Bundy’s corpse, someone else would have claimed it.
I got this from Reading is for Snobs, who points out that the Hannity interviews with Bundy were full of Sean asking Bundy if he was going to shoot back at the feds.