Quick Comments on Right-Wing News

I’ve been surprised by how many of us don’t “get it” about why the Bush people said that Homeland Security nominee Kerik had a “Nanny Problem.” Some bloggers have “exposed” that there actually was no nanny, etc… It was obvious to me that this blamed the “Politically Correct” liberals for blocking another good, solid American from taking office, because they hate America. Take a look at right-wingnut Linda Chavez’ column, “The nanny problem takes down another nominee” to see what I mean. This is written today, well after it became clear there actually is no “nanny” at all. And remember, for most people it doesn’t go past the headline – Chavez is driving the point home with the headline that repeats the message, then moves on to her own cause. What the intended audience heard this week was that another good nominee was destroyed by the PC liberals.

Here’s one for you. Gen. Augusto Pinochet, murderous dictator of Chile, was finally indicted this week. The Right’s reaction? Take a look at “The left never sleeps” at Heritage Foundation’s TownHall.

“In the body of the Times story, the word “communist” never appeared, only “Marxists.” For all the untutored reader might know, Pinochet’s victims might have been the country’s librarians or butterfly collectors.

[. . .] How prominent have Pinochet’s opponents been in the struggle against Islamofascism and the sadistic Saddam Hussein? The answer is not very.”

OK, here’s today’s prize-winner: “Swift Boat Vets To Get Courage Award“:

The American Conservative Union on Thursday announced it has tapped Sen. Zell Miller (search), D-Ga., to present the “Courage Under Fire” award to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s Feb. 16 banquet.

Yes, the award will be presented by Zell Miller.

“The swift boat veterans performed an invaluable service to America,” Miller said in a statement.

And, the kicker,

“We achieved our goal,” Hoffmann said. “That was our primary concern, and we are pleased someone recognized the effort — or at least the impact — we had on the election.”

That last story, by the way, from Fox News.