Thursday, May 11, 2006

Cant' take the heat

Remember way, way back, a few years ago, when Tom Daschle complained that the drug-addled talk show host Rush Limbaugh had unleashed the Furies on him by calling the then-Senate Majority leader, among other things, "Hanoi Tom," by saying that he was harming our troops, compared him with Satan, and other things too hilarious to remember?

People called Tom Daschle nuts. As for Limbaugh, well, of course he wasn't responsible at all for inciting hatred against a sitting Senator. No, no! He's a "policy" guy, don'cha know?

What we can’t understand is how the South Dakotan can suggest that a mainstream conservative with a huge radio following is somehow whipping up wackos to threaten Daschle and his family.

"Has the senator listened to Rush lately? Sure, he aggressively pokes fun at Democrats and lionizes Republicans, but mainly about policy. He’s so mainstream that those right-wingers Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert had him on their Election Night coverage."

It's four years later, and it's still hard to believe how crazy those few sentences are.

Now comes Richard Cohen, who sniffed and whimpered and moaned about a series of angry email messages he received after writing a column about Stephen Colbert's lack of funny.

Did the people who concluded that Daschle was nuts for thinking Rush incites hate-filled lunatics to call and threaten him believe that Cohen is equally nuts in complaining about the KosKidz being unleashed on him?

What do you think?

Permalink posted by Jonathan : 1:06 PM

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