The tribute to Ted Kennedy got me thinking.
Tomorrow night a guy who admits using a little blow - which Penn Jillette accurately points out regularly puts people without political connections in federal prison - will be introduced by a lawyer disbarred from Arkansas for perjury. Somewhere along the line, a guy who is a confessed plagiarist will give a speech.
And last night there was a tribute to a man who used his wealth and political connections to cover up what was obviously at least manslaughter, but may have been Second Degree Murder. As Jim Geraghty points out:
Perhaps there's no better, or more symbolic choice, for the Democrats to honor on the first night of the convention than former Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Here is what appears to be one of the defining differences between Republicans and Democrats: Republicans think the fact that Ted Kennedy killed a woman, or at the very least put her in circumstances that led to her drowning and took no action to save her or even report her death, is unforgivable and colors every action thereafter; Democrats feel like this is some obscure family tragedy where Kennedy is almost as much a victim as she is and everyone should just avert their eyes and hush up about it because it was a long time ago.
Guy Benson: "Dems: Romney killed a woman! (False). Dems: We love this guy who actually killed a woman! (True)."
Dems vent about Romney's purported crimes - which are all speculative - but they celebrate people who are acknowledged criminals. But, hey, we'll see you Romney's off-shore accounts and raise you Hillary's cattle-futures and Barack's Chicago real estate transactions with a convicted felon.
You start wondering if all their wild accusations amount to nothing more than projection.