Monday, November 10, 2008

George Freaking Will, again

Another shot at the rubes and yahoos who, he says, are ruining the Republican Party:
Some of the Republicans' afflictions are self-inflicted. Some conservatives who are gluttons for punishment are getting a head start on ensuring a 2012 drubbing by prescribing peculiar medication for a misdiagnosed illness. They are . . . unhinged by their anger about the loathing of Sarah Palin by similarly deranged liberals. These conservatives, confusing pugnacity with a political philosophy, are hot to anoint Palin, an emblem of rural and small-town sensibilities, as the party's presumptive 2012 nominee.
These conservatives preen as especially respectful of regular -- or as Palin says, "real" -- Americans, whose tribune Palin purports to be. . . .
We have seen this movie before. Immediately after the 1972 election, some conservatives laid down the law -- the 1976 Republican nominee must be Vice President Spiro Agnew.
The Air Force should load George Will and David Brooks into a C-130 and airdrop them, sans parachute, on a Taliban position in Afghanistan. They're useless as intellectuals, but perhaps they'll do some good as ordnance.


  1. George Will outlived his usefulness to me about ten years ago. My local dogtrainer still publishes his articles as their one "conservative." Feh, he should just go back to hanging out with George, Sam, and Cokie.

  2. What I don't understand is - who would they rather the Republican Party "preen" itself as the savior of the movement?

    Rudy Giuliani? Dick Lugar? Tom Delay?

    The vitriol from the right regarding Palin is every bit as disturbing as it was from the left.

    She did nothing wrong except answer the call to serve as our candidate's vice presidential nominee.

    At this rate, if I were an up and coming GOP political figure - I'd go back to the private sector and be left alone.


  3. The GOP domestic platform, in the '08 election, was indistinguishable from the Dems when it mattered, e.g. the bailout.
    The GOP needs to rediscover the Constitution. Or we need to punt and enjoy our nanny-state overlords.

  4. Did someone ask Dr. Will if he thinks Gov. Palin takes bribes or if he thinks Gov. Agnew was provincial rube? Does the comparison of the two make any sense absent one proposition or another? (The former proposition is libelous absent any evidence and the latter cannot survive a precis of Mr. Agnew's biography or a film of some of his public speeches and dialogues with journalists).

  5. George Will has a problem. It is the fact that he is an inside the beltway "conservative" pundit. He likes to write like he gets the average American, but how can people like himself get it? They can not. They like to make fun of people like Gov. Palin, but here is a "news flash", Mr. Will. People like yourself did the same exact thing to another leader who turned out to be a pretty good one. Remember Ronald Reagan? Maybe you should, Mr. Will. For Ronald Reagan NEVER forgot about the people who elected him as governor of California twice and president of the United States twice. When are you going to learn, Mr. Will?