I agree with Glenn Reynolds that Rep Schakowsky's comments about the Tea Parties ('despicable' and 'shameful') were 'pathetic.' I also agree that the fact that she's married to a convicted tax fraud (not to mention, Huffington Post writer) to be 'ironic.' But I'd like to add one:
Utterly Typical: "The husband of an Illinois congresswoman was sentenced to five months in prison Wednesday. Robert Creamer is married to US Representative Jan Schakowsky. He was convicted on charges of writing bad checks and tax evasion."
Why do people like Creamer think that they can get away with tax evasion? Because when you're married to a Democratic Congresswoman, very often you can. That's because people like Schakowsky don't think that the rules apply to them. Which is her problem with the Tea Parties, really: the people involved with them have a distinctly different opinion, and they aren't the sort that get amused with the argument that social justice sometimes requires bank fraud. Best to try to squash them quick.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.