Once again, the Eternal Question

From Hugh Hewitt’s piece on Harriet Miers in yesterday’s Times:

The right’s embrace in the Miers nomination of tactics previously exclusive to the left – exaggeration, invective, anonymous sources, an unbroken stream of new charges, television advertisements paid for by secret sources – will make it immeasurably harder to denounce and deflect such assaults when the Democrats make them the next time around.

Tactics “exclusive to the left”? This actually goes beyond the Eternal Question (“stupid or lying”?). This is more in the realm of, “Does this man live on the same planet we do?”