Monday, March 17

See, This Is What I Like About Bill Kristol. If You're Going To Get Any Facts From Him You Get 'Em Right At The Top.

"Generation Obama? Perhaps Not."
In this column, I cite a report that Sen. Obama had attended services at Trinity Church on July 22, 2007. The Obama camapaign has provided information showing that Sen. Obama did not attend Trinity that day. I regret the error.

YOU may have already begun to suspect that the reason why the above wasn't simply inserted parenthetically into the piece at the appropriate place was that the "citation" accounted for the entire column, or at least that portion of it that wasn't given over to grousing about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

The source, by the way, was Ronald Kessler, modestly identified as "a journalist who has written about Wright's ministry", but who is in fact the Ronald Kessler who is the chief Washington correspondent for Newsmax and the author of seventeen books, including The CIA at War: Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror; A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush; and Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, which is, so far as I can tell, the only one of the seventeen that would really have benefitted from the Inside he's slapped on most of his other works, generally somewhere around the colon. In fact, Inside Laura Bush's Colon is a book I'd be proud to own. At any rate, in his defense we might note that Kristol could have had no way of knowing that Kessler might be telling a somewhat slanted story, and we ought also to give him props for not identifying the source as "Michelle Malkin".


Anonymous said...

Yes the circle jerk continues. Can't wait til DoughyPantload's screed gets cited as a reference work.

Anonymous said...

My guess as to the contents of Mrs. Bush's lower tract is extremist in nature: either nothing much, due to the psychological necessity for a regimen of strong purgatives in order to retain her sense of independent selfhood - - or the exact opposite, a full archive of comfort foods that have provided small comfort, and which the unfortunate woman hasn't been able to digest properly anyway.

There's a metaphor in there somewhere for the state of the nation, I believe.

I'm not sure I'd actually want a pictorial analysis of this on MY coffee table, but I'm faint of heart and quit being able to listen to her husband say more than 2 words together about 9 years ago. Hell, I have a hard time listening to Olbermann these days.

Li'l Innocent

isabelita said...

Gaaah! Having in the not so distant past seen some live footage of my own colon, during a sigmoidoscopy session of horror and pain, I particularly do NOT want to even think of what might be in Mrs. Crazy Eyes Bush's behind! May she and her evil spouse suffer more than I did.