Saturday, August 1, 2015

Her obsession is eternal

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite malignity. Maureen Dowd really is a woman possessed, as mad as a hatter and a continuing stain on the New York Times. And now her hatred for Hillary has led to this: she's pimping the absurd and creepy idea that Joe Biden will challenge for the nomination.

I feel sorry for Biden. But when are they going to drag this madwoman away from the podium?

Whatever else this vomititious spew produces, it will make Bob Somersby's pen explode.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Prime time - readiness division

We can already confirm that reports of Jeb Bush's political death are post-mature. It's not just that his out-of-touchitude is immediately being underlined by the data -- as in the wire-service pieces on his gaffe -- but that it plays into an already strongly-held existing narrative, the congenital out-of-touchness of his family: 41's supermarket scanner gaffe, Dubya after Katrina, and Jeb's own flubbing of the most obvious question he would be given as he began his campaign, on Iraq.

Further, the great sucking sound we're hearing is of the air rushing out of the GOP clown car and into the lungs of epic-fail candidates. So far, it's the Donald and the Jeb! and the, er, Tanned One. The others will follow. In fact, that sucking sound is the noise that an institution and culture in decline makes.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gail Sheehy nails it

Didn't expect to write a headline like that -- but she's right on the money. This is why Hillary will win in a romp -- and why she'll be a great president.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Will wonders never cease?

Maybe it's MoDo's promised exile to the Sunday magazine -- for which all sane people are deeply grateful -- that has prompted Gail Collins to drop her obsessive quipping and offer a reasonable take on the Hillary Atlantic broohaha. Maybe Elba, like the hangman's noose, concentrates the minds of non-exilees. Dowd, of course, continues her CDS drivel, as does Frank Rich. But, then, that's who they are.

As to the interview itself, it is, as anyone who reads it soon sees, nuanced and thoughtful in ways the headline writers -- and Goldberg himself, in his overhyped intro -- fail to capture. And what it really demonstrates is what Collins, amazingly, gets right -- that Hillary is saying what she really thinks, and feels free to do so. That's what we can expect from her candidacy, and her presidency. Which will be quite refreshing.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

On not giving a fuck

Good piece in The Guardian that gets Hillary's situation just about right. The turning point was when she teared up just before the New Hampshire primary in 2008. That was the moment of epiphany... and liberation. She, and we, learned that she could be herself in public and not only survive, but be embraced by the world. That's what put her in the situation she is in today -- unique in American history for a woman: She can be President of the United States if she wants to. Full stop. It's up to her. That's empowerment.