Time political columnist and netroots scourge Joe Klein managed to stir up still more hatred by crafting a political metaphor from a woman's freak death by stingray yesterday off the Florida keys. The stingray leapt onto a boat and struck the woman, who fell backward, hit her head and died. Within hours, Klein was shocking and nearly killing from embarrassment fellow talking heads on CNN by using the stingray death to make a point about how politicians trash each other through aides who they then throw "overboard." For example, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain just suspended an aide who highlighted an inflammatory internet video about Democratic candidate Barack Obama. The incident CLEARLY screamed out for a death-by-dasyatid reference! Video after the jump.

[Huffington Post, Ephemerist]