I happened to be in a laundromat a couple of weeks ago, and a stranger walked up to me and informed me Sarah Palin is using crystal meth. I figured he was a guest columnist for The New York Times, slumming on his day off.
More recently, in a similarly intelligent display of crackerjack investigative reporting, MSNBC's ace pundit Chris Matthews aired clips of Sarah Palin shooting a caribou -- he called it a moose -- and stated the former Alaska governor is responsible for the Tucson killings, and should apologize.
I suppose if a tsunami hits Japan tomorrow, it naturally will be Palin's fault. "Sarah Palin has angered the sea gods!"
Certain media and political elites also are suggesting that lawmakers should violate the First Amendment and pass laws to curtail free speech in political discourse -- that this will somehow prevent future instances of madmen obtaining weapons and embarking on murderous rampages.
I wonder if the finger-pointers realize if these hypothetical laws pass, they will no longer be able to make negative comments about Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann, House Speaker John Boehner, et al.
And these are the same people who call the former Alaska governor "stupid" and "a whack job."
Maybe they've been talking to the laundromat guy.