Apparently, Mitch Daniels made a crack at a the Gridiron Club dinner last night about Palin. He also made a crack about Huckabee. Obama made fun of Pawlenty, Daniels, and Huntsman. There was no harm in any of the comments. This is what typically happens at the Gridiron Club dinner.
Now, let me issue an easy challenge. Which psychotic following of one of the above politicians took offense to the remarks levied against their wonderful, most awesome and fearless hero?
Folks, this is what it is going to be like if the most wonderful, most awesome and fearless hero gets into the race. I try to stop myself from time to time and honestly think about how devoid one's life must be to spend every waking moment defending the honor and reputation of a person that you have probably never met. It reminds me of a National Geographic video I saw one time about a reporter who went into North Korea and taped the pure extolment that the people have for their Dear Leader. Of course, Kim Jong-il has the luxury of a totalitarian state that prevents his devotees from having access to outside information. The followers of the most wonderful, most awesome and fearless hero have access to outside information. They just don't use it. That's lamestream media stuff.
When even lighthearted bantering is out of bounds, we know that the conservative movement has ceased to be about ideas and solid governance and instead has turned into a gigantic echo chamber that exists solely for the purpose of enriching the bank accounts of various demagogues.
I find this unacceptable.