Last week, Politico columnist Roger Simon -- formerly an "objective" reporter with the Baltimore Sun and U.S. News & World Report -- began a column attacking the head of the National Rifle Association with this sulfurous sentence: "Wayne LaPierre may have more blood on his hands than Dracula, but — fair is fair — he also has the guts of a burglar."
Compare this to a search of Politico for the horrific abortions committed at the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, now on trial in Philadelphia: "Your search - kermit gosnell - did not match any documents." No Gosnell stories. Ever. But LaPierre is like a mass murderer:
I should point out that, unlike Dracula, LaPierre neither kills people nor drinks their blood. It is just my personal belief that the NRA’s gun mania has led to the slaughter of thousands of innocent men, women and children in this country.
Don't the liberals who run Politico realize this sounds like invective straight from the fevered brows of the Daily Kos?
Simon thinks LaPierre is worse than Dracula, but Democrat leader Harry Reid has merely "bobbled' the ball on guns:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has pretty much bobbled gun legislation this year, has something like 40 to 45 votes for the ban, far short of the 60 he needs for passage. So he has thrown the assault weapons ban under the bus.
How ditzy does Simon get on Democrats? Remember this one? "Bill Clinton, whatever you want to say about how he conducted himself, had a very important and elevated view of the Office of the Presidency."