1. Ignore the story – pretend it is not happening, or deflect like crazy.
2. Find some sort of moral equivalence or a story from 30 years ago saying a Conservative did something sort of similar.
3. Come up with some conspiracy theories. This is usually the most amusing part, reading and hearing all the strange stuff they come up with in their reality based chat rooms.
For some thoughts on the Mother Of All Leftwing Conspiracies, click here.
Update: And speaking of leftwing conspiracy theories!