Someday, I hope to be as much the “commoner” to have Peggy Noonan voice my personal inner dialogue.
Oh, for chrissakes, Peg. Just say you hated the hillbilly bitch and get it over with.
It’s almost entertaining to watch upper-crust, obviously snooty women like Peggy Noonan try to at once reject Palin on the basis of her demonstrable lack of qualifications and simultaneously embrace her folksiness because it’s helpful to her party. Almost, but it’s just pathetic.
It’s almost fun watching Republicans lap up the Democratic primary controversy in a thinly-veiled hope that they can win what is ultimately an unwinnable Presidential contest in the fall. Peggy Noonan, always the voice of reason, takes her time deliciously pouring over every last word from Democratic insiders, painting a Randian picture of despair. You can almost see the billboard illuminated with the words, “Who is John Gault?”
The question “Who will tell her, who can make her go?” is really the question “Who will save the Democratic Party in 2008?” It cannot be doubted at this point that real damage is being done to its standard-bearer and to all those who will be on the ticket with him.
Yeah, it’s just a shame no one really gives a crap about the Republicans right about now. John McCain isn’t competing against anyone specific in this race yet, and he’s still losing to both potential nominees in the polls. The Republican Congressional Committee is in shambles, torn asunder by controversy and failure, leaving Congressional Republicans to fend for themselves against a hoard of angry constituents and an army of well-financed Democrats. There’s no election funds from donors who are keeping their powder dry; the Dems are out-registering voters two and three to one across the country; John McCain is counting on George Bush to eliminate his self-afflicted public financing problem before he gets crushed under the tracks of the Obama funding machine.
And because more people have involved themselves in the Democratic Primary process than voted in the 2004 election for either candidate, she thinks it’s the Dems that have the problem? No, she doesn’t. We know what she thinks, so let her have her psycho-drama fantasies in the WSJ.