Sarah Palin gets today's first mulligan for a critical mistake: revealing herself to be a Seinfeld fan. In an e-mail to the Daily Caller, Palin complained about a Politico article relying on - horror! - anonymous sources: "I suppose I could play their immature, unprofessional, waste-of-time game, too, by claiming these reporters and politicos are homophobe, child molesting, tax evading, anti-dentite, puppy-kicking, chain smoking porn producers."
Anti-dentite? Readers will - or should - recognize this as a reference to the 1997 Seinfeld episode in which Jerry tells Kramer about a "little dentist joke" he made that offended his dentist, Dr. Tim Whatley.
Kramer: "You think that dentists are so different from me and you? They came to this country just like everybody else -- in search of a dream."
Seinfeld: "Whatley's from Jersey."
Kramer: "And now he's a full fledged American."
Seinfeld: "Kramer, he's just a dentist."
Kramer: "Yeah and you're an anti-dentite."
Seinfeld: "I am not an anti-dentite."
Kramer: "You're a rabid anti-dentite.... Next thing you know you're saying they should have their own schools."
Seinfeld: "They do have their own schools."
Milbank gives mulligans to Alvin Greene and others here