About That Fake Schiavo Memo


It is not. A GOP staffer has resigned over it.

It is tempting to rollcall all the entities that dove on the fake angle positing some Democratic dirty trick as indicated by the shallow-thinking on display in the memo.

But let's make it a global lesson to those, amateur and pro alike, who reflexively defend Republicans: They are just as shallow and cynical as Democrats, just in different ways. Most GOP members of Congress and staffers view the pro-life movement as just another interest group to be stroked and ignored as the situation dictates. That some dope saw an immediate political upside to the Schiavo case is not shocking, at least not to anyone familiar with how Washington works. That he was dumb enough to write it down, there's a story.