I… am having difficulty processing this story.
Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is in some hot water with the Jewish community after his campaign tweeted—and then quietly deleted—several messages urging backers to read an article comparing black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.
That is indeed what the article said, and my difficulty is not in believing that Pat Quinn might think that such a comparison was warranted. I am fully aware that he could think that, and does think that. What is causing my head to short-circuit is that the Quinn campaign did not immediately have whatever fool intern was responsible for the governor’s endorsement of bigotry – over Passover weekend, no less! – drawn, quartered, and the pieces displayed as an attempt to placate critics. What the Hell was Pat Quinn thinking? Was Pat Quinn thinking?