Via Think Progress we see that Megan McArdle is not the only one feeling the jackboot of Katherine Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pressing down on his or her face, forever.
[NEWT] GINGRICH: When Secretary Sebelius said the other day she would punish insurance companies that told the truth about the cost of Obamacare, she was behaving exactly in the spirit of the Soviet tyranny. And if she’s going to represent left-wing thought police about Obamacare, she should be forced to resign by the new Congress.
This idea that we the people have to tolerate some bureaucrat being paid with our taxes to dictate free speech to us should end in January by the Republican Congress zeroing out her office and explaining that they would be glad to pay for it when someone is there who recognizes the rights of the American people.
What a shame that McArdle was forced to acknowledge that she had just made everything up about Sebelius. She could have provided support for the right's campaign to hound yet another innocent woman out of public office. Gingrich does so enjoy getting rid of inconvenient women, doesn't he?
McArdle might want to consider working for Gingrich, like Jonah Goldberg's wife did in the past. McArdle could probably make more money working for a right-wing think tank anyway. Sure, she'd lose some of her media gigs and her hanging-on-by-the-skin-of-its-whitened-teeth-reputation as a real journalist. But she'd gain so much more glorious, glorious money in return!