Reading Frank Rich's editorial in the New York Times this morning, I thought I might be reading a parody in The Onion.
But no. In Rich's mind Joseph Stack, the angry at the IRS man who flew his plane into the IRS building in Austin a couple of weeks ago, "had a rage which overlaps with some of those marching under the Tea Party banner".
Incredible. Stack was a guy who hated Bush, the IRS, and complimented communism. How this jibes with the Tea Party movement is something which Rich must dearly want to be true.
That does not make it so.
Thankfully I'm not losing my mind. Jim Treacher Twittered today: "Wow, I didn't realize how wrong I was about everything until I read this Frank Rich column."
Next Sunday maybe we'll read about how the frighteningly mad Amy Bishop who shot up a faculty meeting in Alabama and who was obsessed with Obama to the point of being off-putting, was another Tea Party crackpot.