There is a new controversy of this brainfart by Anita Dunn, in which she appears to be praising Mao. The usual suspects have piled on, but like Andrew Sullivan, I sense that this is one of these kinds of situations. I submit that Dunn is not a Maoist, but a moron. A first-class moron.
ADDED: I mean, of course she was joking*, but who in their right mind jokes like that about Mao? Not only is it dumb politically, considering the optics, but it's downright disgusting. Ugh.
Oh, BTW, I used Media Matters purely for the links, via Andrew Sullivan
*I stand corrected. She wasn't, and those other links don't really mitigate the situation.
Cross-posted from Stubborn Facts