Weve complained before about politicians and activists using Nazi comparisons or metaphors to attack opponents, a practice that not only
cheapens the Holocaust but sinks the level of political discussion.
Last week, California gubernatorial candidate (and former governor) Jerry Brown compared his Republican opponent Meg Whitman to Josef Goebbels, the infamous Nazi propaganda chief. After a mini-tsunami of protest, Brown apologized, blaming the poor choice of words on the fact that he was jogging while being interviewed.
Jogging in the hills with sweating strangers will no longer result in conversation, Brown remarked. An excellent idea.