Quote of the day

July 11, 2009

Doctor Zero on "cocktail conservative" Peggy Noonan:

Noonan is symptomatic of a defeated, collaborative wing of the GOP that wants nothing more than to be thought well of by the Left, which they believe has decisively won the political and cultural battles of the twentieth century.

Ouch! Feeling beat up


It’s lonely at the top

July 11, 2009

A Republican senator groped … David Brooks?

O’DONNELL: What, what’s happened?
BROOKS: You know, all three of us spend a lot of time covering politicians and I don’t know about you guys, but in my view, they’re all emotional freaks of one sort or another. They’re guaranteed to invade your personal space, touch you. I sat next to a Republican senator once at dinner and he had his hand on my inner thigh the whole time. I was like, ehh, get me out of here.

Chris Matthews must be jealous; all he gets from The One is a tingle. A touch on the knee would probably have him swooning.

R.S. McCain guesses it was Lindsay Graham. Not bad, but my money’s on Larry Craig. Winking

UPDATE: Fausta wonders about needy New York Times columnists