I really wonder if it's a cookie issue then. I visited WSJ with the Excite 10 and the comments tab loaded in 3 seconds. I then tested on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (not the sharpest knife in the drawer), and it loaded the comments in 5 seconds. These are both ICS, and I don't have a Honeycomb tablet handy, so I tested with the Galaxy Player 4.2, a device running Gingerbread (which you'd think would do worse than Honeycomb) on a 1GHz single core CPU. It loaded promptly.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview