Sunday, October 23, 2005
Poisoning the political discourse: I just got finished watching "Fox News Sunday" after spending the better part of the day collecting surplus furniture from the Hoy family homestead -- the parental units are downsizing now that they don't have
slaves children to do all of the house and yard work (this has been a snark test).
Anyway, getting back to Fox News Sunday and our favorite liberal, NPR's Juan Williams. In discussing the case of Tom DeLay, Williams characterized DeLay's request to move his trial from Travis County (where, under Texas campaign finance laws, it shouldn't have been in the first place) and to have the Democrat judge (who contributed to MoveOn.org while they were using anti-DeLay fundraising pitches), as an effort to delay the trial.
And then comes the zinger. Who does Williams compare DeLay's alleged delaying tactics to?
"He's acting like Saddam Hussein."
My advice to Williams: Think twice before comparing your political foe to a man who murdered hundreds of thousands of people. Then, after you've thought twice, just don't do it. Otherwise, you're just like Joe McCarthy.