Wednesday, January 14, 2009

And on the Other Hand...

... we have the continuing embarrassment of the Beltway's own pet schizophrenic. How long will the Times require us to endure this humiliating obsessive?

6 comments:

classychic said...

I'm not even going to waste my time reading that. I haven't been to Dowd's page for nearly a year.

Houston said...

Do you think she's a true schizophrenic or just simply delusional after several martinis? I bet if we put an breathalizer on her keyboard her banality would become so bland that we wouldn't be able to see her if she stood next to busy wallpaper.

Falstaff said...

Heh. Good question... and hard to say. It's approximately the same question one would ask of people animadverting in the lobby of the Port Authority. Speaking of which, I wonder if a bit of floorspace could be reserved there...

David Berger said...

On a related note, willing to take bets on when the NYT print ops go belly-up, and it becomes all digital? :)

Shainzona said...

What bull!

"The new president is confident enough to think he can do what has never been done. He thinks he can pull out — like a diamond from carbon — the sparkling side of the Clintons that can make them exceptional public servants, extracting it from the gray side of the Clintons that can make them tacky, greedy, opportunistic and ethically shady."

So when (not if) Hillary does a fantastic job, Obama will get the credit for turning her into good from evil.

Excuse me while I go throw-up.

Falstaff said...

And not to beat a dead team of horses, but get a load of this pretentious, empty horseshit from Dowd's colleague Roger Cohen: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/opinion/15cohen.html?ref=opinion. It's not just weak-kneed, juvenile adulation -- unattractive in a grown up -- but the nano-thin reeds on which it's hung.

For instance: "He needs this magic, which resonates in a voice with the solemn clarity of a bell. Smart power will not be enough. If it were, Americans would have elected Hillary Clinton president.

"But in their abiding good sense, Americans intuited the imperative to reach beyond smartness for some ineffable quality, capable of unifying and inspiring at a time of national and global division."

He then goes on to equate prospectively Barack Obama - yes, Obama, in putative contrast to Hillary Clinton -- with FDR.

If this this kind of self-involved, high-school-level meandering is what we have to hang our hope on, we're hopeless.