Friday, May 30, 2008

Jonah Goldberg's superb opening line in his "review" of McClellan's book:

Absolutely brilliant:
Not since America’s most revered feckless crapweasel, former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords, switched parties have Beltway Republicans been more eager to sew a half-starved ferret into someone’s body cavity.
Wow. First he starts out saying that Jeffords is a "crapweasel". Not only that, but "feckless" as well. Then he out-does himself with the easy-to-comprehend metaphor of sewing "a half-starved ferret into someone’s body cavity". Sewing! Not stuffing, mind you, but getting out a needle and thread and, only then, sewing the ferret in.

What a wordsmith.

Then, just when you think Goldberg can't do any better, he says, in the webpage titled "Jonah Goldberg on Scott McClellan":
I have not read the book.
Presumably he's been too busy boycotting Dunkin' Donuts.

HERE'S THE DEAL: Up until about now, people read folks like Goldberg because he and his compatriots were connected to power. So whatever they said, however false or delusional, was something that mattered. But when the (expected) total collapse of Republicanism/conservatism is complete, people like Goldberg will be viewed like those right-wingers of half a century ago who saw floridation as a Commie plot and feared a Red under every bed. In other words, nutcases.


There are so many issues facing this country that need to be openly debated and resolved so that we can find solutions and avert disaster. Unfortunately, open debate is not possible with the shouters and the name callers monopolizing the media. The broadcast outlets that give exclusive air time to people like Goldberg, Malkin, and their ilk are not operating in the public interest but are operating to the detriment of the people. The clueless newspapers mena while wonder why they are losing readership.

By Anonymous Rockie the Dog, at 5/30/2008 7:35 PM  

Hey, give Jonah a break as he is still in the weaning process as he approaches "full wiener-hood."

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 5/31/2008 4:33 AM  

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