Liberals on the Internet took a quick trip to the gutter with regard to the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court. On the left-wing Daily Kos web site, a participant suggested the behavior of the nominee's four-year-old son, Jack, warrants investigation while another speculated about the toddler's sexuality.
"Is nothing sacred anymore? Is no one exempt from insulting partisan attacks?" asked Project 21 member Michael King. "If someone mentions the relatives or personal lives of a liberal, there are wails and caterwauling from the left. But it seems that it's always open season on conservatives."
Just in case you didn't catch it: This "open season" consists of two pseudonymous comments on a liberal blog. Read in context, they're obviously dumb jokes, not serious suggestions -- but that's beside the point. A prominent conservative think tank is trying to gin up a controversy over comments in a blog thread. Just who exactly is being desperate here?