When I saw a post on Andrew Sullivan's blog this morning, I knew it was only a matter of time.
Andrew's post mentioned that the National Review was hyperventilating about the recent NEA conference call controversey, and Andrew included a helpful reminder that such interactions with government agencies were business as usual during the Bush administration.
Andrew linked to the Anonymous Liberal's blog, where, Andrew claims, "the temperature is being lowered."
I have to admit though, upon clicking through to Anon Liberal, and then through to the post at Breitbart where the selected transcripts and audio files of the notorious NEA conference call are presented, I only grew more depressed.
Before I am attacked for giving any credence to Breitbart, please go and read some of the language that was used on the call. While the post is not helpful by emphasizing the more egregious phrases with bold text, it is clear to me that there was, at least an attempt to make sure the language of what they were "asking" was properly constructed.
In the context of the conference call itself, Anon Liberal's reassurance that this is the political equivalent of "jaywalking," (I guess he is right,) is not all that comforting.
Already today ABC news has posted a story about how the Obama administration is handling these revelations.
Rest assured, the jaws are locked and they are going to keep shaking this meat until they rip off a chunk.
My prediction: (and I predicted this even before Leonard Jacobs. Sorry Leonard, but it's true :) ) the Right will start following the NEA grant money trails to find a connection to something salacious.