In the midst of all the media outrage over Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown University law student and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke a slut, one would think political figures would shy away from using such words against their opponents, at least in public.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. clearly doesn't think so for moments ago he sent a note via Twitter calling Sen. James Inhofe (R-Ok.) a "prostitute" and a "call girl":
Readers are advised that besides being the senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, Kennedy is also the co-host of the nationally syndicated weekly talk radio show Ring of Fire.
Think the folks organizing sponsor boycotts and calling for Limbaugh to be taken off the air will do the same for Kennedy?
Or how about the Huffington Post where Kennedy publishes articles from time to time? Will there be any pushback there?
Don't count on it, for vulgarian Bill Maher is still prominently featured on the Post's front page. There's even a New Rule video of his there right now.
These liberals sure are offended by terms like "slut" and "prostitute" - only when said by a conservative about a liberal, of course.
Other than that, free speech reigns.