The dumbest tweet of the day comes from ABC’s Jake Tapper, commenting on Ron Paul being one of five Republicans who voted to lift the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military:
“Anyone having trouble reconciling Rep. Ron Paul’s vote to repeal DADT with that scene in Borat?”
Tapper means “Bruno,” the film in which Sacha Baron-Cohen’s gay caricature lures Paul into a hotel bedroom and drops his trousers in front of the him, eliciting an entirely warranted reaction of shock and alarm. (“That guy is queerer than the blazes, he took his clothes off, let’s get going.”) To anyone else that would seem like a restrained response to an ugly situation; but in Tapper’s head, it evidently betokens some animus against homosexuals in general. I won’t speculate on what someone caught in circumstances like that must have to do pass Tapper’s tolerance test.