"Drawing a moral equivalence"

Have you ever noticed that almost every time anyone ever accuses a political opponent of “drawing a moral equivalence” between two things, they are actually not drawing a moral equivalence at all?

In other news, did anyone catch game 2 of the NBA finals last night? Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant turned the ball over more than he usually does. On the other hand, Orlando Magic rookie Courtney Lee missed a layup that would have won the game. Does anyone think I’m saying that Kobe Bryant and Courtney Lee played equally well last night, or that I regard them as basically equivalent talents?