I would have used the red meat graphic if not for the fact that it’s video.

O’Reilly’s straining here. Doubtless the media response would have been different if a former Christian Coalition chapter president had been hauled in, but this simply doesn’t rise to Haggard levels of notoriety. For one thing, like Powers says, Rust-Tierney’s an ex-president, not a sitting officeholder; for another thing, the Virginia chapter of the ACLU has 9,000 members compared to the millions represented by the National Association of Evangelicals. On the other hand, Haggard’s crimes — if in fact he committed any — are drastically less serious than the ones Rust-Tierney allegedly committed, and after all it’s idiotic to weigh the seriousness of a leader’s sexual offenses by the size of his group’s membership — unless, of course, you’ve got evidence that the membership somehow endorses his behavior. The left had no argument on that grounds against evangelicals but that didn’t stop them from extrapolating Grand Truths from Haggard’s fall. Whether the right could and should do the same with the ACLU is questionable, but we’re at least on firmer ground than they are.

I was going to splice in another Fox clip of KP from last night that’s had me laughing since I saw it, but she told me she’d kill me if I did and, um, I think she means it. So you’ll have to content yourself with this screencap of her looking vaguely like Elisabeth Shue.

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