September 1, 2008

Nick Coleman: McCarthy gaffe is like calling Kenneth Starr 'Ringo Starr'

Fame is fleeting, prophets are without honor in their own land and idiots rule.

During Tuesday's proceedings at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, a photograph of former Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy was shown during a roll call of the honored dead -- departed stalwarts of the Democratic persuasion who have gone to their rewards since the last convention, four years ago.

It would have made a nice moment. But they called him "Joseph McCarthy."