Politics is a funny business, and certainly not a good career choice for the thin-skinned. If you want to play in this game you've got to be prepared for highly insulting remarks not only about the positions you may hold, but about your personal life as well.
As pundits cover the obstructionism and handwringing of high-profile NRA executives like David Keene, it's important to take a look at lesser-known NRA leaders and understand just how far to the fringe the organization has moved in recent decades.
The NRA's sudden concern about the illegal trafficking of guns to dangerous people couldn't be more hypocritical. It turns out the NRA knows quite a bit about "wacked-out-schemes" that allow "evil people" to hurt "innocent citizens" in foreign countries.
Rather than focus on the substance of the leaked diplomatic cables, American journalists tend to either frame the story as being about the "over-classification" of documents or the personal motivations and private life of Julian Assange.
I decided to put together a list of people with frightening beliefs and/or criminal backgrounds that McCain and Palin are tied to. We should all push to make the traditional media really dig into these relationships.
In fact, McCain is the candidate for president who has close, direct, and recent connections to boldly "unrepentant terrorists," men who committed and have been convicted of acts far worse than those committed by Bill Ayers.