In the last week, someone in Barack Obama's camp had to step down for saying something mean about Hillary Clinton and then someone in Hillary's camp had to step down for saying something mean about Obama.
And now, we're about to see David Paterson become governor of New York and I'm willing to bet that no one is a going to say anything bad about him.
Why? Because Mr. Paterson is not only black, but he's legally blind — two things that immediately earn him the "success against all odds" news peg, which he deserves.
I predict a glowing portrait of him in USA Today, with 10 pie charts and a sidebar on how many Americans are affected by legal blindness. Sandy Duncan might weigh in with a commentary about how few movies roles are available to women with impaired vision.
But should this stop us from examining Paterson's beliefs? Not me — I don't see color and my vision is actually 20-400, so you could say I'm blind to blindness too. Which is why I hate his wacky effort to push legal changes to hinder police use of firearms.
In order to stop an armed criminal, Paterson wants officers to aim at the thug's limbs in order to wound, instead of kill. If the officer disobeys, he could go to jail for manslaughter.
Now, I don't know much, but I know criminals. And believe me, their intent is not to wound, but to render their victims helpless — which often involves killing them. So in effect, Paterson believes that the guy who's going to blow your head off is more valuable to society than the poor cop trying to protect you.
Thankfully, this bill hasn't passed. But we shouldn't ignore this idiocy simply because the guy behind it has an inspirational story to tell.
For me anyway, it will fall on deaf ears — mainly because of wax buildup.
And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler.