Maybe she smudged his shoe?

MAYBE SHE SMUDGED HIS SHOE?…. After Ginni Thomas left that creepy voicemail for Anita Hill, it’s made for some amusing mockery online. In the jokes, victims are supposed to be the ones apologizing — Muslims should tell Juan Williams they’re sorry; underage pages should apologize to Mark Foley, etc.

Brian Beutler, who’s had more than a few of these, joked yesterday, “Hey, MoveOn activist? It’s that Rand Paul fan here. The one with the size 13s? I’m just calling to see if perhaps you’re ready to apologize.”

Let’s not forget how exceedingly difficult it is to take satirical shots at conservatives, given how farcical real-life is.

Tim Profitt — the former Rand Paul volunteer who stomped on the head of a MoveOn activist — told local CBS station WKYT that he wants an apology from the woman he stomped and that she started the whole thing.

“I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” Profitt said. “I would like for her to apologize to me to be honest with you.”

Just so we’re absolutely clear, the guy who stomped on a defenseless woman’s head wants her to apologize to him.

Maybe she smudged his shoe or something.

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Steve Benen

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.