The Jewish Anti Defamation League (ADL), and especially their head honcho Abe Foxman, always remind me of a screech owl. Whenever something of interest is perceived, an ear-piercing screech immediately follows. Invariably such a broadside results in a groveling apology from the offender.
Such was the case with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who has just assured the ADL that he recognizes "the horror and evil of the Nazi regime" and did not intend a comparison between Nazis and Democratic leaders in his new book to be a statement of moral equivalence.
"We welcome Newt Gingrich's efforts to clarify his remarks both in the book and on his book tour," Abe responded. Now here’s the bit that I love. Are you sitting down or holding on to something solid? Abe continues "As we have said many times before, Holocaust or Nazi comparisons are inappropriate and have no place in American political discourse.”
Yes, he actually said that. Abe, who makes a career, and a handsome living, out of accusing all and sundry, at all times and at all place, of being Nazis, and who drags up the Holocaust every time a negative opinion is expressed, actually said “Holocaust or Nazi comparisons are inappropriate and have no place in American political discourse.”
It’s called chutzpah.