There's something about Canada's progressive blogosphere and the topic of racism. There's something about it and the very notion of racism, especially at its most extreme fringes.
There are days in which a conservative can't even breathe without being accused of being a racist by such individuals.
This is actually rather remarkable when one considers the uneasy relationship some of them have with racism -- that they're more than willing to tolerate it when it comes from someone on "their side" of the ideological divide.
So one would imagine that when it was pointed out to CK of Sister Sage's Musings that her "Uncle Tom" remark directed at Conservative MP Christian Paradis was actually a racial slur, one would expect that it would provoke some serious soul-searching in the heart of anyone who was serious about the topic of racism.
God knows that no one has ever applied the vile epithet of "sand nigger" to Karzai himself.
CK has the temerity to claim her comments were merely "sarcasm", but after reading them it becomes clear that she just has a different definition of sarcasm than the rest of the world does.
If a Blogging Tory had dared utter such epithets, one would have to imagine that CK and her colleagues in The Chickenwankers would be all over it like a pit bull on a poodle. They would actually be right to do so.
But this being the case, one has to wonder why it would be acceptable for CK to indulge herself in the same kind of language.
Then one remembers who they're dealing with, and the answer becomes crystal clear: to CK, Hamid Karzai is on the wrong side of a political issue, and for her that makes all the difference in the world.