Monday, November 25, 2002

Letter to the Editor

Right-wing extremists on talk radio offer daily doses of vitriol and conspiracy-theory innuendo toward Democrats and hardly anyone bats an eye. But Garrison Keillor voices his non-sugar-coated opinion in a marginally obscure online forum and it's a national event. The right-wing media machinery is unleashed to spew its outrage and venom, Republican Party officials beat their chests in anguish, and Norm Coleman sits on his hands, playing his newly adopted role of the good cop.

Well, the strategy worked brilliantly with the Wellstone memorial, why not try it again?