Re: “The revisionist ride of Paul Revere” (Eugene Robinson column, 6-7).
Robinson is enraged over a comment Sarah Palin made referring to Paul Revere’s ride many years ago. After she explained her comment further when asked about it, Robinson still goes on and on and uses his whole column to attack Palin, saying she is a fraud, she is ridiculous, she is dangerous, she knows nothing, she is mad and on and on.
I guess Robinson has overlooked or forgotten the many misstatements of fact President Obama has made, like not knowing how many states were in the Union.
Meanwhile, the whole political scene in Washington is in a turmoil over Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner. Not a word of outrage from Robinson about Weiner sending special online messages to many women.
Until all the facts are investigated, there is no telling just how many women he was communicating with in this manner. He refuses to resign and insists he has done nothing illegal.
How can someone with all the clout and importance of writing columns overlook a breaking scandal as big as Weiner’s in order to use his column to attack Palin, who has not yet announced she is running for president and who currently does not hold public office?