Former NYT Editorial Page Editor on GOP: "These People Are Nuts"

Gail Collins served six years as editor of the Times editorial page, and had previously served on the editorial board. Those years of experience no doubt equipped her with the ability to make such deep insights into politics as this, from her Thursday column, in which she is apparently trying to show less class than her colleague Maureen Dowd.

Meanwhile, the Republican far right has fallen into a remarkable snit over John McCain's march to the nomination. Rush Limbaugh is virtually gnawing his own ankle in rage. By co-authoring legislation with Democrats, Limbaugh ranted, McCain was working with "threats to the American way of life as we've always known it." James Dobson says he won't vote if McCain is the nominee because of infractions ranging from failure to back a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage to "foul and obscene language." Ann Coulter claims she'd support Clinton "because she's more conservative than he is."

Once again, the reason for everything terrible about American politics for the last 20 years becomes clear. These people are nuts.