Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas was, as he famously said at his confirmation hearing, the target of a "high tech lynching." Tagging along with the lynching party was liberal hero Sen. Ted Kennedy, who watched in amusement as his colleagues grilled Thomas about his supposed harrassment of an attractive young woman, Anita Hill. As I recall, Kennedy himself said little or nothing -- a wise decision, given that his own most famous encounter with an attractive young woman was to drown her.
As a recent gathering of progressives has now reminded us, a "high tech" lynching is not the only kind. After gushing for more than a week about how "civility" is urgently needed in the wake of the grievous wounding of Rep. Giffords and the assassination of Chief Judge Roll, progressives gathered in California to protest a meeting of conservative business leaders. Civility was not really their thing; shouting obscenities was. A provocateur from Fox News started asking, among other things, what they would like to see done about Justice Thomas.
The answer, from the "civility" crowd, was "string him up."
Don't believe it? I don't blame you, but see for yourself.
Hat tip to John Hinderaker at Powerline.