One thing to note about the ongoing saga about the Bush administration's use of harsh interrogation techniques: it has removed any stigma from making jokes about torture.
On Thursday, Rush Limbaugh became the latest to take advantage, saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- facing questions about how deeply she was briefed on detainee treatment -- was "fighting for her political career today in Washington."
"She is being waterboarded," said the radio talk show host. "Finding out what it's like. Drip. Drip. Drip."
The clip, pulled by the folks at Media Matters, is not the first instance of Limbaugh using brash language to discuss his political opponents. Nowadays, however, to do such seems somewhat less jarring.
After all, just this past week, Wanda Sykes said she wished kidney disease on Limbaugh. A few days later former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura -- in the process of decrying torture -- said that he could get Dick Cheney to confess to the Sharon Tate murders if he had one hour and a waterboard.