Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Godwin's law: Former Klansman and current senator from West Virginia, Robert C. Byrd, went to the floor of the U.S. Senate and gave a speech comparing Republicans to Hitler and the Nazis.
Byrd is old enough that he should know the difference between the two -- and if he doesn't he needs to be put in a home. Godwin's law states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."
I guess that we have the Byrd Corollary to Godwin's Law: "When the Democrat Party resorts to comparing its opponents to Nazis, it's no longer a relevant participant in American politics."
Radioblogger is all over Byrd's slander, including a fisking, a response from the GOP and the curious silence of the mainstream media.