Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Peggington Completes The Transition*

from Weepy Maudlin Drunk to Surly Angry Drunk.

Via TPM:
Peggy Noonan: Obama Should Defend Missouri Rodeo Clown
Let me suggest a classy Obama move that might go over well. From his Vineyard vacation spot he should have the press office issue a release saying his reaction to finding out a rodeo clown was rudely spoofing him, was, “So what?” Say he loves free speech, including inevitably derision directed at him, and he does not wish for the Missouri state fair to fire the guy, and hopes those politicians (unctuously, excessively, embarrassingly) damning the clown and the crowd would pipe down and relax. This would be graceful and nice, wouldn’t it? He would never do it. He gives every sign of being a person who really believes he shouldn’t be made fun of, and if he is it’s probably racially toned, because why else would you make fun of him?
Alex Seitz-Wald asks:
...what does it say about Noonan that she thinks this Rodeo clown — of all people — deserves a rhetorical presidential pardon?
It says that when high-end suburban winos switch to raw, redneck popskull the results are not pretty.

Failing upwards.

Always upwards.
Faster and drunker and more frghteningly incoherent and ever upwards.
Air thinning, prose suffocating, freezing, shattering
Shuddering wildly at the acceleration of failing rocket speeds
But never spills a drop
Until at last, she slips entirely the surly bonds of facts
To touch the face of Ron

* A reminder that "Peggy Noonan" is the copyright-pending creation of the inimitable Tengrain at Mock Paper Scissors.  


Anonymous said...

Peggers being paid actual currency to write anything, is a tragic enough statement to how far western "journalism" has fallen, as to warrant its complete abandonment and reboot
..and also makes me want to drink all the liquor there is....

Tengrain said...

Thank you sir, that was very kind of you to plug my little pastiches.



Anonymous said...

Awesomely hilarious