IRONY WATCH…. The very first sentence of George Will’s new column reads:

A simple apology would have sufficed.

Oh, George, the irony is rich.

In context, Will’s column blasts Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) for his proposed constitutional amendment on prohibiting gubernatorial Senate appointments. The “simple apology,” in Will’s mind, should come from Feingold for his campaign-finance reform efforts.

More to the point, though, there’s still no word on when Will might offer a “simple apology” for his factual errors in last week’s column on global warming.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.