SO I POSTED THIS POLL in response to Obama’s “spread the wealth” remarks and now it has this comment: “funny that instahack posted this poll suggesting that plumbers are ‘royalists’ before ‘Joe the Plumber’ became the right-wing darling.”

Yeah, that was exactly my point. The combination of cluelessness about the present — the “spread the wealth” remarks were made to Joe the Plumber, and linked in that very post — and sheer historical illiteracy is priceless, even by the standards of blog-commenters generally. It’s almost worth opening up comments regularly just to see if this can be bettered, but, really, you’d have to go to Kos’s place or Blue Texan’s to find this level of commentary on any sort of regular basis.