Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Noonan's Warning, UPDATED w/Noonan's Real Thoughts

Peggy Noonan says a mouthful--and who knows if she actually meant it?

... Because she jumbles up so many cultural categories, because she is a feminist not in the Yale Gender Studies sense but the How Do I Reload This Thang way, because she is a woman who in style, history, moxie and femininity is exactly like a normal American feminist and not an Abstract Theory feminist; because she wears makeup and heels and eats mooseburgers and is Alaska Tough, as Time magazine put it; because she is conservative, and pro-2nd Amendment and pro-life; and because conservatives can smell this sort of thing -- who is really one of them and who is not -- and will fight to the death for one of their beleaguered own; because of all of this she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to a future Obama candidacy.

Buy more ammo.

At the very end of the article, we get:

And leave her kid alone, bitch. [ED.: I think she's talking about you, Campbell Brown, you ignorant slut. (With apologies to Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtain of Saturday Night Live.)]

HT: ProEcclesia

UPDATE: Noonan has her own "East Coast Snob-ette" complex. Caught over a hot mike after an interview is this:

"It's over," said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen.

"The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullsh** about narratives," she said. "Every time Republicans do that ... because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at and they blow it."

Speaking of bitches...


Jay Anderson said...

You might want to read my updates. Noonan has exposed herself as a fraud. Not realizing that she was on an open mike, she just trashed Palin.

So, she gets paid to write one thing in the WSJ, but when she thinks no one is listening, acts just like all the elitist east coast media snobs she was criticizing.

Amy said...

Noonan is one person expressing an opinion. Her word is not the source and summit of how all conservatives feel about Palin.

Steve Cavanaugh said...

Sorry, I don't see Noonan's writing here or her unscripted open mike "gaff" as exposing her as a fraud.

Is Sarah Palin the most qualified Republican vice presidential candidate? I don't pretend to know, but I can well imagine that there are others who are more qualified. Is she qualified? Yes, I think so based on what I've read of her and heard from her. The idea that only the best is good enough is a real failing in contemporary American culture.

I think that's what Noonan was expressing...that a qualified candidate was given the nod because McCain's advisers thought that her story would play well. I think it may well play better than Noonan thinks, if only because, as she noted in her column by quoting Kellyanne Conway, "We are a nation of Wasillas, not Chicagos."