Sarah Palin: BP Escrow Fund = The Holocaust

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Careful readers know that the proprietor of Goldblog believes rather strongly that the Holocaust should be compared only to... the Holocaust. Perhaps, if it is absolutely necessary, one can find a reason to compare it to other genocides, such as those that occurred in Rwanda and in Iraqi Kurdistan. But I'm afraid that Thomas Sowell's argument -- one endorsed vociferously by Sarah Palin -- that the creation of the BP escrow fund puts our country on a slippery slope toward Auschwitz, doesn't meet Goldblog standards of Holocaust-equivalency. Try again, please.

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