The AP's Nedra Pickler (no, really, that's her name) is well known in liberal circles as a purveyor of right wing bullshit. If you want to float crap about a Democrat and polish that turd until it shines like genuine reportage, call Ms. Pickler and she'll be happy to buff that ordure until it's so glossy you have to wear shades.
Today she filed a story that started with this paragraph:
"Sen. Barack Obama's refusal to wear an American flag lapel pin along with a photo of him not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem led conservatives on the Internet and in the media to question his patriotism."
Yes, that's the AP. Sending out this story to news outlets all over the country. Some say Obama isn't patriotic. Some say he doesn't love America. Some say he eats Christian babies.
And who does Pickler go to for a quote? Who does Pickler call for the GOP's take on the lapel pin scandal? She calls Republican strategist Roger Stone.
That's right, the same Roger Stone I wrote about yesterday. The same GOP flack who should be hiding his head in shame. But there is no shame in American politics, is there.
Dear God, is it just February? It's going to be a long year.