In an appearance on Chris Matthews Sunday show, Joe Klein dragged his drama queen garb out of mothballs to take on Governor Palin once again. This time he accused her of sedition. He threw in Glen Beck on his seditious bandwagon just or good measure. Holy time warp Batman, when was the last time someone was charged with sedition? Actually it wasn't that long ago, Joe Klein sees sedition like Haley Joel Osment sees dead people. It's everywhere.
John Heilemann of "Game Change" fame can't wait to take a whack at the sedition pinata.
"And Joe's right and I'll name another person, I'll name Rush Limbaugh who uses this phrase constantly and talks about the Obama administration as a regime," Heilemann said. "That phrase which has connotations of tyranny. And what's so interesting about it to me, to get to Norah's point - what is the focus, what is the cause of this? You think back to 1994, there was Ruby Ridge. There was Waco. There were triggering incidents. There's been nothing like that. The only thing that's changed in the last 15 months is the election of Barack Obama. And as far as I can see, in terms of the policies that Obama has implemented, there's nothing."Speaking of getting a little crazy, woah. Has anyone checked the water at MSNBC? Rush let Heilemann have it with both barrels:
Heilemann also suggested that the alleged up tick in militia activity is a result of the Obama presidency. Klein said it was not only the Obama presidency, but that he was "African-American," and had "Hussein" as a middle name, along with the "scary" economic crisis.
"Two are two things going on here and one thing is certainly that," Klein said. "One thing is he is African-American, but that his name is Barack Hussein Obama. The other we've had a very scary economic crisis. And when people get scared, they get defensive and they get a little crazy."
Okay. So did you hear what Heilemann said? Heilemann said, "There haven't any triggering incidents here. There's nothing to explain why the tea party people are so angry," except they're not that kind of angry, Mr. Heilemann. They're just a little ticked off that the country has been stolen and the economy's been destroyed for two or three, four generations. They're overtaxed. The country is not what it was. He even goes on to say there wasn't any triggering incident like Waco. Did Mr. Heilemann inadvertently step in it there, calling Waco a triggering incident for McVeigh? Well, who was Waco? (doing Clinton impression) "Uh, you have to go ask Janet Reno the attorney general about that, I had no idea we were going to launch those tanks in there. You have to ask her. Heh-heh-heh. Don't bother me. Where's Monica?"Glenn Beck "felt like a horse stepped on his chest," when he heard Klein's craziness. I can only imagine what Matthews Sunday show will be like after November. They'll need to tape it in a padded cell.