Political pathologies…

Howard Kurtz looks at the political usefulness of Bob Torricelli for the GOP. As Kurtz says, he is an “albatross that conservatives want to hang around the neck of every breathing Democrat.” This is called a “pathological stereotype”–a variant of the central model used to suggest that the stereotype is typical of the central model. Democrats and Republicans alike often characterize each other using such stereotypes. Kurtz says:

It’s an age-old maneuver