New York Times columnists Paul Krugman and Frank Rich are setting a high bar for stupidity, but Jose Lambiet of the Palm Beach Post takes the cake.
That’s because Lemole’s mom and pop, heart surgeon Gerald Lemole and his wife, Emily, live in a $7.1 million house on The Island. They also own a more modest $3.5 million house, also in Palm Beach.
And while Michael is saving the life of the moderate Democratic congresswoman, Gerald and Emily are more into the far, far Right — including Tea Party goofball Christine O’Donnell!
According to campaign filings, Lemole’s parents have showered with thousands in contributions — $15,700 in 2010 alone — Tea Party candidates vying for national offices.
Ironically: Among their favorites are some of the very people whose controversial rhetoric and campaigns are said to provide a fertile ground for the likes of Jared Loughner, who allegedly injured Giffords and killed six others in Tucson.
It's well over a week after the shooting and we all know that the shooter was a nut of no particular political persuasion, but according to Lambiet Tea Party candidates “are said” to have provoked the likes of Loughner.
Yes, not only can any idiot get a newspaper job—they can even get a column.