This is the second time in the past month that former Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has written something astonishingly ridiculous.
First, he compared Bill Ayers to someone who supported Newt Gingrich's Contract for America. Nail bombs and tax cuts, whatever.
But now he suggests - not metaphorically but literally - that Sarah Palin is a fascist - "a charismatic American political leader with a populist bent who can lead a viable political movement towards fascism."
He offers absolutely no support for this, seemingly basing his view on the fact that she is a social consrvative (the Nazis, incidentally, were not) and is, at least in style, a populist - what some have called a "Sam's Club conservative."
If I thought there was something close to a cogent argument there, I'd respond. But there isn't.
A commenter suggests that Paul get a grip. Some Lorazepam might help.