Martin Bashir is a deranged, sad little man and a nasty piece of work. Last Friday, he launched an an unbelievably gross attack on Sarah Palin because she had made an analogy between crushing government debt and slavery – something I believe more than a few conservatives and libertarians have done. Bashir thought that he would score some race-baiting points by deploying this foul, excrement-soaked race card.
Bashir said Palin deserved a punishment known as “Darby’s dose” because she compared the federal debt to slavery by using slavery in a general–and not a racial–sense:
He gave an example in Thomas Thistlewood, an overseer of slaves at a major plantation in Jamaica in the 1700s. Bashir said that in his diary, Thistlewood wrote, “A slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.”
Bashir said this became known as “Darby’s…
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