In spite of some four decades of stories about the Idaho senator's homosexual shenanigans, he's found it convenient to trot out one of the most venerable and predictable of right-wing excuses. Actually, two of them. The persecuted, wealthy, white male Christian in a position of power, and the liberal media witch-hunt. He's pretty much done for, though. Fellow wingers have thrown him under the bus, and the whole story is tailor-made for off-color punchlines around the water cooler. Speaking of which, Vigil Auntie sent me a Toles comic that should be more absurd than it is, given the senator's actual excuses.