No one expects it

Speaking of New York, is anyone else … confused by the new cover of National Review?

It depicts New York Sen. Chuck Schumer as a Spanish Inquisitor, a play on his aggressive, assholish pursuit of Bush judicial nominees. But … Schumer is Jewish. The Spanish Inquisition was – how to put it? – really not kind to Jews.

I’m the last person to cry for political correctness, but after hearing a number of right-wing writers and talkers, in NRO and elsewhere, bleat about racism when Gary Trudeau had a Doonsbury character call Condoleezza Rice “brown sugar,” this seems extremely hypocritical. Maybe Monty Python has just drained all the context out of the Inquisitors. (Well then, why can’t “Fawlty Towers” do that for the Nazis?)

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