Friday, May 16, 2008

Peggy Noonan sees writing on the wall?

Normally I skim what she has to say, she being one of Reagan's speech-writers and (I think) the inventer of the "thousand points of light" meme for Bush that Dana Carvey made so famous.

But this caught my eye in The Wall Street Journal today entitled "Pity Party":

Big picture, May 2008:

The Democrats aren't the ones falling apart, the Republicans are. The Democrats can see daylight ahead. For all their fractious fighting, they're finally resolving their central drama. Hillary Clinton will leave, and Barack Obama will deliver a stirring acceptance speech. Then hand-to-hand in the general, where they see their guy triumphing. You see it when you talk to them: They're busy being born.

The Republicans? Busy dying. The brightest of them see no immediate light. They're frozen, not like a deer in the headlights but a deer in the darkness, his ears stiff at the sound. Crunch. Twig. Hunting party

Wow, I've never seen such gnashing of teeth since Clinton was elected. Except this time it seems like it's coming from a delayed realization that nothing has been accomplished in the Republican controlled years and (here's the worst part) people may be finally, finally catching on to it. Rest of the article here.


Peg Noonan said...

I also wrote "read my lips: no new taxes." I am a one woman schmaltz machine.

Durham Bull Pen said...

LOL. Okay ALM, I know you have the cute "names" on my comments, but did Peggy Noonan really come up with "read my lips: no new taxes."

Wow, she practically put Poppy out of the White House herself with that one.

peg noonan said...

Don't forget, I also coined "The quicker picker upper" for Bounty.
I rule!