INTEMPERATE LANGUAGE WATCH….Steve Benen comments on the Edwards blogger kerfuffle of a couple of weeks ago:

A Democratic candidate hired a couple of fairly low-level staffers who’d written some intemperate blog posts about religious fundamentalists, and outrage was everywhere for a week. A Republican presidential candidate gives a high-level position to a man who once publicly announced his belief that Buddhists and Muslims should be “screwed” and “killed,” and it’s barely noticed.

Now, it’s true that the Republican presidential candidate in question was D-lister Duncan Hunter. But still. Read the whole thing if you’re wondering if Steve took those two words out of context. (Hint: he didn’t.) As he says, “it’s further evidence that there’s literally nothing a conservative can say that will get him or her shunned by the GOP establishment.”

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