We are all used to a diet of falsehoods and fabrications, and we've come to accept it. I'm glad that Mitt Romney called out Governor Perry, and I thought we all learned a lot when Governor Perry chickened out.
Gov. Corbett has spent much of his time since the scandal exploded getting out in front of it, all the while deflecting all personal questions, saying that he isn't allowed to talk about the case because of grand jury restrictions.
If NBC's David Gregory had asked just a couple of follow-up questions of Michele Bachmann on Meet the Press last Sunday, he would have found that her anecdote about how "Obamacare" will lead to economic ruin doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
We live in a digital age of 24/7 news coverage. Where anything and everything will end up on YouTube. But it's not the media that's responsible for making people like Palin, Gingrich, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann and countless others look foolish.
Yes, there are people who called Bush a "modern Hitler," or believed he had some role in the 9/11 attacks. Those people are generally not given talkshows, and cannot be found in positions of power in the Democratic Party.
It's like a disease. I've not seen one Republican leader, from DeMint to Rep. John Boehner to Rep. Eric Cantor to Sen. Mitch McConnell answer the "which specific programs would you cut" question with a straight answer.