Just as Rep. Alan Grayson, who called the health-crisis an American "Holocaust" on the House Floor gets far less criticism for his remarks than stray private citizens carrying rude signs at Tea Party rallies, this ought to slide by left bloggers and the media without notice, too:
Sir Ian McKellen has described his persecution as a gay man, once in the closet, to the anguish Jewish people faced under Hitler's regime...
McKellen, now 70, tells Details magazine: 'Outside London where I lived, there was no gay pub or bar you could go to. And even if you found one, it was "Knock three times and ask for Louis."'
It was horrible living this secret life. You could feel a little bit what it was like to be a Jew in central Europe during a certain period. It was horrible.'