Digby is correct. Michael Kinsley's description of G.W. Bush's regime as “comically mendacious” is a really good description for those who live on other planets or otherwise have no connection to life here on Earth.
For those who are actually affected by Dubya's policies, there's nothing even slightly comical about them. Kinsley proves that his concerns are so far removed from those of ordinary people that I really don't se why he bothers talking about them in the first place.