Leftist Blogs Target Jim DeMint

It's frustrating in this day and age how politicians are constantly feeding us a barrage of carefully-crafted soundbites and meaningless platitudes. You wish that we could have someone like Barry Goldwater or Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman who isn't afraid to shoot from the hip and tell it like it is.

Well, one of the problems with this is the fact that if a Senator or Congressman or President gets just one word out of place, his political enemies do whatever they can to make him pay.

Take for instance the recent comments of Republican Senator Jim DeMint, who has become a superstar with the Conservative base. In response to a question about his colleague, Senator David Vitter and Vitter's admission of being a customer of the D.C. Madam:

"All of us have to look at it and say that we could be next. We all think that we're not vulnerable to something like that happening, but the fact is this can be a very lonely and isolating place."

Well, this has the nutroots ready to pee their pants. "Ooooo, is DeMint next? What does he know? Did he get a hooker? I hope it's him!"

I doubt Jim DeMint is the hooker type, but regardless, I guess this is an example of why you have to choose your words carefully.