Outside the Beltway has it. Watch it and behold the flip side of the chickenhawk meme: faced with an actual combat vet, left-wing dragonslayer Jon Stewart has to sit there in silence and let him hold forth in defense of the war unchallenged. They’ve invested so much in the idea that the legitimacy of one’s position on Iraq depends upon whether one’s served that not only won’t they go after military hawks with hammer and tongs, they won’t go after them at all.

Sad. For Pantano too. In this case, the opposite of contempt isn’t respect; it’s patronization.

Update: They’re just getting warmed up. Keep an eye on this one.