It turns out that someone in Mel Martinezs office drafted this piece of tripe. He has resigned. Heres the WaPo article; heres Powerlines commentary; heres what Michelle Malkin has to say; and heres Mickey Kauss take on the whole thing.
Theres plenty of blame to go around: Mike Allen for misrepresenting or misreporting how widely distributed the memo was; Tom Harkin for not coming forward sooner to clear things up; and Mel Martinez for apparently not reading the dog-gone memo before he handed it to someone else!!!!!!!