November 13, 2008


P.J. O'Rourke

This is a brilliant piece in the Weekly Standard, from P.J. O'Rourke. Yeah, we're not political kindred spirits, but he's too smart to ignore.

While there's been a veritable pile-on to the whole Sarah Palin thing (see? I'm getting nicer! I didn't call her a pile on...), and more than a few pieces about how McCain seems to have lost his soul, the American Republican party needs to hear this from O'Rourke, one of their own. I am so bitterly fed up with the slimeballs at Fox speaking for so many people, I think this piece goes a long way to speaking for those members who can't possibly be that stupid or that mean.

Somebody should read it out loud to Palin - she's blaming all the wrong people and making the fiercest mistake of all - not learning from her own mistakes. Actually, it should be required reading for the whole party. And Democrats. Admiring your reflection in the shininess of a newly minted win can sometimes make you fall in and drown.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorraine: Interesting read for sure. Yes, the world was in their hands, but the glasses got clouded up with greed. Great article. Palin was just a victim of the whole process. Not great material for the Presidency, should she be called upon, but look at the the one that is leaving after eight years and never legally elected, as I see it.

The Republicans had it coming...It is all a mess...

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November 13, 2008 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes one wonder what the world would be like if they hadn't screwed Al Gore out of the presidency...

November 13, 2008 1:30 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

I've said it once and I'll say it again; watch (rent and watch) the movie "Recount" Playing on The Movie Network at the moment.

November 13, 2008 2:19 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

I read the article and its little more than a litany of complaints about what the GOP should've done, coudl've done, would've done if they had the time BUT DIDN'T. That's the punchline PJ, they had twenty plus years to help their fellow man but who are the heroes over there? Ivan Boesky, Enron, NASA and Cotton Mather. There's plenty of blame to go around on both side but my fave moments are teh Bush boys telling us how great Sadam Hussein was for upholding democracy while he poisoned the Kurds. Same with Manuel Noriega. Both history, their offence? They did something that didn't agree with US foriegn policy.I'd rather take my chances on a wall of death.

November 13, 2008 8:43 PM  

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