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Opening Arguments

Pot, kettle, etc.

A fund-raising request from Citizens United, ostensibly over the signature of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has raised such a stink that Huckabee is disavowing it and Citizens United tried to back away. I thought it was pretty colorful, though, in a guttersnipe sort of way.

President Obama has surrounded himself with morally repugnant political whores with misshapen values and gutter-level ethics," the letter says.

The unfair thing about the accusation, of course, is limiting it to Mr. Obama, since it could probably describe more than half the politicians who've ever gone through Washington.