Schadenfreude--taking pleasure in the sufferings of others--has been a running theme in this blog. Hey, I am just more honest about it. Frank Rich positively revels in it as he considers the demise of Mel Gibson and ties it to the decline of the religious right. Given that Mel Gibson made the ultimate schadenfreude movie--Passion of the Christ, this is perhaps nicely ironic. I am not sure that we are better off that the Tea Party has replaced the religious right, if that is indeed the case. Of course, we will only be able to evaluate that down the road. But I must say I did enjoy Rich's list of fallen holier-than-thou hypocrites.
Perhaps a little schadenfreude is good for brunch.