There are few things in the world you can absolutely count on, but here's one:
If Bill Maher says it, it's probably wrong.
On MSNBC, that beacon of journalistic integrity, Maher ridiculed Christine O'Donnell for pointing out, in her recent Delaware Senatorial debate with "bearded Marxist" Chris Coons, that he was confusing the establishment clause, which is in the Constitution, with the separation of church and state, which is not.
This was a sophisticated observation, inexplicably ignored by the spoon-fed law school audience and the mainstream media. Could O'Donnell have explained herself better? Absolutely. One could even question, sadly, whether a modern political debate is the best place for this theoretical argument.
But a strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution is a fundamental tenet of the Tea Party revolt against an overbearing and intrusive Federal government. Even a celebrity nitwit like Maher should have acknowledged that simple fact.
Let's face it...if Christine O'Donnell was a pro-abortion, global warming, big government apologist espousing Constitutional nuance in the context of a pre-election debate, the media sycophants and the NOW sisterhood would be tripping over themselves anointing the ascension of this next great liberal mind.
But since they disagree with her positions, Bill Maher and his condescending, elitist brethren will resort to petty cheap shots over style, rather than risk being exposed as intellectual posers by this "witch" with substance.