Thursday, June 30, 2005

Peggy Noonan's Direct Hit

Peggy Noonan, a speechwriter for President Reagan, and now a columnist for the Wall Street Journal has published a new opinion piece "Conceit of Government" that is simply breathtaking. It targets the outsized egos of Senator Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and "America's two most famous political grifters" Bill and Hillary Clinton. Obama recently compared himself favorably with Abraham Lincoln. Bill Frist's self regard isn't quite as outsized, although it's pretty impressive. And then Noonan took aim at our favorite former President and the junior Senator from New York, the world's smartest person. This column was a masterpiece. It wasn't a display of exquisite, fine fencing, finishing with the victims impaled on stiletto blades. Rather, it was one of the best political bludgeonings with a 2x4 board with a nail in the end that I can recall having ever read. Whew!

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