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The Left’s Fetish With Its Own Paranoid Hatred

By on 1.13.11 | 4:26PM

Hans Bader has an absolutely superb column in today's Washington Examiner. When Al Sharpton and Paul Kanjorski are picked by, respectively, the New York Times and the Washington Post, to lecture all of us on civility, the world truly has turned upside down.

Here's a line I overheard a little while ago: Asking Al Sharpton to write on civility is like asking Judas Iscariot to give a lecture on loyalty. Maybe that's too harsh. Instead of Judas, how about Brutus? Still too harsh? Tell that to Steve Pagones.

Meanwhile, the Left's obsession with bashing Sarah Palin continues unabated, with more columns and comments than I can count that blast her video yesterday, usually in mouth-foaming fashion about how she somehow coarsened the discourse and how she somehow should be blamed for grabbing the spotlight yesterday and making the story "all about her." To that, I want to repeat and highlight a line from one of my comments last night: Sarah Palin no more "thrust" or "inserted" herself into the Tucson story than Richard Jewell forced himself into the spotlight after the Atlanta Olympics bombing.

Think about it.

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