The Lower Depths

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Iraq, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, SheehanLeave a Comment

Just when you think Michelle Malkin can’t get any lower in her smears of Cindy Sheehan, she does:

Like it or not, the dispute between Cindy Sheehan and some of her family members is news.

Malkin then goes on to note that divorce proceedings have been filed by her husband against Ms. Sheehan.

Others have pointed out what I’m about to say, but it bears repeating.  Before I get into it, let’s look at what Malkin wrote when John Kerry mentioned Cheney’s daughter’s homosexuality in a debate, in a post entitled "Abusing DIck Cheney’s Daughter":

John Kerry stooped to the lowest of the low with the shameless, invasive line that will be played over and over again on the news in the next 24 hours…

Now, Michelle… "like it or not", Mary Cheney’s sexuality was "in the news" before Kerry brought it up, right? Right?  Can you possibly explain the double standard?

And "like it or not", Supreme Court nominee John Robert’s kids were "in the news" too, so why, Michelle, did you get so outraged when the New York Times checked into Roberts’ adoption records?

Your spineless "well, it’s in the news" rationale only seems to work in one direction, and casts a spotlight on your hypocrisy. 

But even that’s not the issue here, Michelle.

Here’s the thing: even if Ms. Sheehan’s marital problems are "news", which is questionable, is it relevant to anything?  Is there any reason for you to bring it up, other than to embarrass her?  What is it supposed to prove, other than the well-known fact that losing a child tends to fuck up families, because parents don’t expect to bury their children?

Michelle, your meddling into this family tragedy for the purposes of  scoring (what you think are) political points is among the most vile and reprehensible things you’ve ever done.  I’m with John Cole:

It is goddamned disgraceful. Knock it off, take down that post, and then apologize.

And if you can’t do that, then don’t whine when you get emails calling you a "fucking cunt".  Such language is uncalled for, but the sentiment behind it surely isn’t.