Getting Outraged Over MoveOn

As the debate over's Petraeus ad shows, politics has become a contest over who can take more umbrage

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Brit Hume, right, talks with Gen. David Petraeus about a ad during an interview on FOX News in Washington.

Goodness gracious. Oh, my paws and whiskers. Some of the meanest, most ornery hombres around are suddenly feeling faint. Notorious tough guys are swooning with the vapors. The biggest beasts in the barnyard are all aflutter over something they read in the New York Times. It's that ad from — the one that calls General David Petraeus, the head of U.S. forces in Iraq, general betray us. All across the radio spectrum, right-wing shock jocks are themselves shocked. How could anybody say such a thing? It's horrifying. It's outrageous. It's disgraceful. It's just beyond the pale ... It's ... oh,...

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