The Difference Between Nutter and Rendell, in Four Words

In the hours since NRA VP Wayne LaPierre unleashed a looong tirade against his critics this morning (in the form of statement on the Newtown shooting), Ed Rendell and Michael Nutter have both weighed in. Nutter called LaPierre’s suggestion to stock schools with more guns and police officers “insane” and “ludicrous.” Rendell, true to form, went with “whacked” and “nuts.” They’ve got their own ways of saying it, but they both agree that the proposal is out there. Rendell, always happy to inject national politics into the conversation, told MSNBC, “Look, the Republicans have a very difficult choice: break with the NRA or again, have every suburban-American who looks at this say, ‘These guys are nuts.'” [Politico]