The Daily Beast's John Avlon:
Republicans ... playing the Medi-Scare card is the height of hypocrisy.
Would someone please wake me when we finally reach the top? Republicans keeping elevating the damn thing.
Seriously. Just today, for instance, I heard some Swift-boating "Opsec" worm on MSNBC sputtering that even if President Obama never authorized any national security leaks, he as commander in chief is responsible for them; minutes later I heard an American Crossroads rodent exclaim that Rep. Ryan's stimulus requests were likely only the work of "staff level," so we should excuse the congressman.
So the summit rose some more.
Every day, though, we read that Republicans are at hypocrisy's "height," which, according to Webster's, means the highest point, or "zenith." But there is no zenith, because while every new high looks down on yesterday's height, Republicans are already rendering the new high obsolete.
We're left with the problem of infinity: a journalist trying to measure the height of Republican hypocrisy is like a mathematician trying to fathom the largest number in the universe, which is always whatever he thinks it is, plus one.
All of which is my way of asking, Could we please retire the phrase, "height of hypocrisy"? For though it's a dandy metaphysical concept, it is, for Republicans, also an inexhaustible one.