In the up-is-down, black-is-white world of Republican politics, a Republican occasionally strays off message and says something reasonable. But three?
- Karl Rove tells the frothing wingnuts to take their meds and answer the census. (Well, not in so many words...)
- John McCain finally concedes that he's an orthodox conservative without any marketing-driven maverickyness. (Well, not in so many words...)
- Tom Coburn declares a jones for Nancy Pelosi. (Well, not in so many words...)
The real answer is that they would rather be quoted for saying anything other than answering questions about paying to watch simulated lesbian sex. Showing their well-buried humanity was probably the only gambit extreme enough to get the media even partially off of the Voyeur sex club.
One last weird oddity: When a Democrat has a scandal, every follow-up story recaps all the saucy details. ($90,000 in the freezer!) I had to search through the CNN Political Ticker all the way back to March 30 to find the name of the club that the hard right went to to get right hard.