Carol Platt Liebau

Wow. This has got to be embarrassing. As Daniel Doherty reported earlier, Harry Reid came forward with this tweet:

Perhaps he -- or someone on his staff -- should have done some homework first. As it turns out, Harry Reid himself has received his own bit of Koch cash, from a lobbyist.

But he's not the only one. His Democrat second-in-command, Charles Schumer, actually sent quite athe touching thank-you note to KOCHPAC after getting his own contribution:

Makes him look a little churlish for endorsing the anti-Koch strategy now, doesn't it?

Actually, both Reid and Schumer look much worse than churlish. Not only are they hypocrites, they're cynical hypocrites. And if anyone is "un-American," it isn't those who are simply participating legally in the political process. Rather, it's the public officials who would seek to punish generous, successful, law-abiding Americans for exercising their First Amendment rights just because they disagree with those citizens' views -- after having accepted their money.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.