I'd understand the banishment of Hank Williams, Jr. if there was some even handedness in the exile of celebrities. Keith Olberman remained on NBC football telecasts long after he has said some of the most stupid and offensive things to be heard outside Pacifica and Air American. Janeane Garafolo, Bill Maher, Kanye West. All of these people remained in polite society. I could go on.
The other thing I dislike about the affair is the inability of the chattering mob to think critically. Williams was not comparing Obama to Hitler. He was just trying to suggest two diametrically opposed figures whose cooperation seemed to him as unlikely as between the President and Speaker of the House.
Of course, the analogy was stupid. While we thing that the divide between Democrats and Republicans is enormous, it's nothing like the existential divide between the Nazis and the Jews. But Williams is a singer not a scholar and artists are often only lightly tethered to the real world.
So, yeah, I'm ready for some football. I might really be ready for some football by tomorrow. I am foolishly optimistic about the Packer game. 44-27.