Um….never mind…

Big news of the day is that Sarah Palin kinda wants us to forget her “death panel” remark, yuh know?   See this for details; see this for Keith Olbermann’s eloquent and impassioned response, which I could never hope to match except to say that if Obama doesn’t get to allegedly err on the subject of Grey Poupon or beer, Ms. Rinkeedink sure doesn’t get to do so when she actually invents something as heinous as “death panels.”  Certainly she shouldn’t get to skip away from such a statement unscathed.

Anyway, maybe this retraction is not such big news.  I cannot find one person who is surprised, although I did find a few who thought Palin’s own  remark was just the liberal media trying to make Sarah look bad.  Scratching your head?  So am I.  But they could not explain how this worked, especially since a few Republican pundits and politicians are now also describing her remark as “crazy.”

No matter.  It’s just the latest of Sarah’s cries for attention.  Move on; nothing to see here.

What someone tried (and failed) to make big news of was the White House’s “warning” to the Fat Man that the whole Nazi thing is going a bit too far.  The Huffington Post  commented that the Administration “struck back hard” at Fat Man and his sty of piggies.  I read the Administration quotes, and if someone had said that to me…kiddo I wouldn’t even have blinked.

Fact is, there is nothing the White House can do to Limbaugh without wandering off into the same territory that Bush wandered into with so many of the rest of the population.  Bush got away with it, but only because he had the delusionals on his side.  Unfortunately for the Obama White House, the Fat Man still has them on his side, and any real action against the Fat Man will only spur more goofy claims of “Nazism.”

Actually the word Nazi was applied to Bush many, many times — but often with good reason.  In those years there was an avalanche of government spying on citizens and propaganda to try to excuse it, if in many cases this was nothing more serious than listening to two teenager girls giggle about boys on their cell phones and/or the “no news is good news” of Fox News. 

Yes, dears, it happened.  And it very nearly went much further than merely listening in on phone calls and feeding Fox News fluff stories.  We have the memos to prove it, remember?

There is no good reason to apply the same red letter to Obama (not yet, anyway); however, there’s the fact to contend with that the delusional right wing has never needed a good excuse to do whatever it goddamn well pleases.  The “liberals” applied the title of Nazi to Bush with some cause, so now the “conservatives” feel they can apply it to Obama without cause.  Nyah, nyah, nyah. 

Just look at Sarah Palin as an example of this sort of person.

Oh, wait.  She said “never mind.”

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