Posted by The Crux | Irony can be beautiful -- or it can take a big chunk out of your butt. Last week, Senate Republicans sponsored a substance-free resolution that condemned 1) a MoveOn.org newspaper ad that questioned General David Petraeus' credibility, and 2) all negative comments about any other military personnel.
Some Senate Democrats voted for it, fearing either: 1) that voting against the resolution might make them appear un-supportive of our troops or 2) that an ad gracing the bottom of bird cages threatened national security. (See roll call vote.)
Days later, Rush Limbaugh -- who had avoided Vietnam military service, reportedly claiming student status and cysts in the anal region -- said that soldiers who oppose the Iraq war are "phony" soldiers. Only God could've executed this irony with better timing.
Friday, Democratic Senate leaders wrote a letter asking Clear Channel radio to apologize for Limbaugh's anti-troops remark. It gets better....