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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Durbin Digs In

"No matter how he attempts to spin, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin keeps making things worse for himself..." That's the lead sentence of my comments at MoonbatCentral about Durbin's shameful exercise in moral equivalence: comparing Guantanamo (not one death, but chicken l'orange and lemon cake, and exercise yards) with Hitler's death camps. "Moonbat"? The term "moonbat" is blogger jargon for an ideological extremist. (The Samizdata.net blog glossary defines a "moonbat" — or, more properly, a "barking moonbat" — as, “Someone on the extreme edge of whatever their -ism happens to be.”)