The party that cried "Hamster!"
You know I'm going to tell you to read the whole Mark Steyn column regarding the Alito hearings, but I couldn't resist sharing this paragraph with you:
Even smear tactics require a certain plausibility. When you damn someone as a big scary mega-troubling racist misogynist homophobe and he seems to any rational observer perfectly non-scary and non-troubling, eventually you make yourself ridiculous. The boy who cried 'Wolf!' at least took the precaution of doing so when there was no alleged predator in view. If he'd stood there crying 'Wolf!' while pointing at a hamster, he'd have been led away for counseling. That's the stage the Senate Democrats are at.This especially made me laugh, since I've spent the day wondering at the fact that there's almost no genetic difference between a wolf and my neurotic lapdog. And in that vein, liberals would do well to remind themselves that there's almost no genetic difference between, say, Ghandi, on the one hand, and Iranian “president” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the other hand. Same genetic make-up -- it's just that one is a killer and one isn't.