So Glenn Reynolds - the Instapundit - mentions on his blog one day that he's actually worked with the ACLU and that "demonizing" them is "silly."
You know what happens next...immediate shock and outrage from some on the political right that loathe everything that even remotely has a connection to the ACLU. And with a Kos-like fervor, calls for a boycott ring out from the far reaches of the blogosphere.
A sampling of the insta-hyperbole:
"It’s no wonder Glenn loves the ACLU, he is a fellow Lawyer and as with Clinton they all stick together no matter what."
Cue the evil "dark side" music...
Glenn must feel really special today. Not only is he regularly called a "rabid wingnut" by those on the Kos left, he is now getting equal treatment from their counterparts on the right. The impugning of motives, the polemical rhetoric, the strawmen...it's almost as if it's the same people on both sides!
He's certainly earned his libertarian stripes on this one. And I couldn't be prouder...
You can read more of Dave Johnston's takes at newdave.com.