March 24, 2008, - 4:03 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve never liked Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan Democrat/Republican speechwriter, Peggy Noonan. I find her to be phony, full of air, and, frankly, she says a whole lot of nothin’. An Empress with No Clothing, whose hype you just can’t believe.
Noonan’s incessant gushing over people for whom she wants to become the next speechwriter is beyond gauche. I remember once how she was on a Detroit radio station and the interviewer could not get her to start the interview, because she was so busy gushing over morbidly obese, tax-raising, then-Republican Governor John Engler. You got the impression that even she didn’t believe the fertilizer coming out of her mouth. Redhead Peggy Noonan reminds me of another redheaded phony–the redhead heckler of Jerry Seinfeld on “Seinfeld” episodes–the gushing woman who gets the publishing job Elaine wanted, out of sympathy because she lost her pinky toe.
And Peggy Noonan’s gushing is not only phony, it’s not correct. I remember how she gushed over Al Gore’s choice of an Orthodox Jew for his Veep nominee. As a religious Jew, I was embarrassed by her incessant gushing about this alleged huge civil rights achievement. It was a lot of BS. Then, there was her column after 9/11, claiming that now, once and for all, machismo was back and feminist man-hating was out. Guys, do you feel–6.5 years later–that Peggy Noonan was right, just because some fireman and police officers got our respect on 9/11? Is your wife/girlfriend/daughter treating you better? Didn’t think so.
Now, Peggy Noonan–ever the phony she’s always been–is apparently yearning to become an Obama speechwriter. On Saturday, she wrote in the Wall Street Journal praising Obama’s Throw Granny Under the Bus speech, incessantly. And yesterday, she excused Obama and his church by telling Tim Russert, on “Meet the Press” that, if you watch the video, Obama’s church elders sitting behind Wright looked bored and didn’t praise him when he delivered his sermons and that the church attendees sitting in the audience also looked bored and in disagreement with Rev. Wright’s sermons.
Um, is there anyone who agrees with this delusional assessment? If you do, please watch these brief ABC News and FOX News videos, below, and tell me if the church elders or members look bored and in disagreement with Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s hate . . . or do they look like they are jumping up and down in agreement with him? I don’t wear contacts, so maybe it is I–not completely lying and delusional Peggy Noonan, the uber-gusher–who is wrong. Do their enthusiastic cheers sounds like “boredom” or “disagreement” to you?
Please do tell . . .
Peggy Noonan will be whatever she thinks the person who will help her most wants her to be (kinda like Barack Hussein Obama). That’s why she’s now falling all over herself about Barack Obama and Rev. Wright’s parishioners, lying about how they cheered Wright on. That’s why several years ago, she gushed all over Oprah on her show and all over working moms in O Magazine.
But Oprah-dom didn’t work out for her, just like roly-poly ex-Michigan Gov. John Engler didn’t.
So, now she’s on the Obama Obandwagon. But don’t listen to a single thing she says. It simply ain’t credible . . . if you believe what you see (versus what she claims you should see).
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