Why, I never!

Terry M. Neal at The Root has an unusually sensible observation:

Interestingly, calling someone a racist has become a worse offense than actually being one. And thus the media will allow McCain and his defenders to have it both ways—play to racial sensitivities and express mock horror than anyone would have the audacity to question their motives.

Sometimes it seems like the last eight years have been nothing but a long orchestrated campaign to discourage people from questioning authority. And these days “authority” can mean the people in charge, or it can mean simply anybody who’s further up the economic slope than you are.

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