Just being a bilious feminist with a potty mouth doesn't much distinguish one in the blogosphere these days...For what the blogger tempest really illuminates is a fact that could come to haunt the Democrats as they vie for national office: namely, that their past few wilderness years have also been boom years for the church-loathing liberal/left punditry. As a result, anti-Christian invective now graces (or disgraces) many of the books, magazines, Web sites and blogs to which liberals, including the Democratic elite, habitually look for ideas.
The Democrats, who seem to live for the moments when some gaffe proves bigotry in their opponents, seem willing to tolerate this bigotry in their midst, as long as no one notices. When someone like Virgil Goode makes an anti-Muslim remark, the liberal blogosphere comes alive with indignation, but when liberal bloggers are attacked for blatantly anti-Catholic and anti-Christian remarks they are called martyrs and victims of right wing "smear" tactics. It is time Democrats purge these bigots in their midsts. The problem is, if they do, there might not be any liberals left to talk to.