Conservatives, long the biggest enforcers of "political correctness" as it suits their political ends, have been quick to find offense during the health-care reform debate -- even if it requires twisting words around.
Senator Clinton gave a performance that even Maureen described as "electrifying." Until I read the Dowd column this morning, I thought the hardest of the hardcore Hillary haters would be won over. But no.
McCain has joked that the media is "his base" of support. It was a funny line, but there is a truth at its core: the media has been hard on Obama but unbelievably light on McCain. And this has to stop. Now.