Inspired, perhaps, by the evidence that Bush-appointed US attorneys were seven times more likely to investigate Democrats than Republicans, or perhaps inspired only by the general stench coming from the “Gonzales Eight” scandal, Mr. Sargent draws a cartoon that quite clearly equates GOP appointees with jackbooted fascists. There’s no swastika, but we don’t need to be told what that means. It means Nazis.
Until now, any invocation of that parallel has been so taboo that any person making it was immediately voted off pundit island.
I predict, however, that any attempt to make a fuss about Sargent’s cartoon will fizzle.