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October 24, 2009

Peggy Noonan Still Doesn't Get It...


.... because Peggy Noonan is terrified to get it. neo-neocon Noonan and Obama: public and private selves
What Noonan is so far refusing to understand is that, although Obama is narcissistic and likes adulation, he's not primarily interested in popularity -- except as a tool to policy. Policy is paramount, and his goal is not to be responsive to what the American people want, nor to hear their actual concerns and then to shape policy around them. His goal is to tell them what they want, to lie if required, to silence and ridicule and chastise and threaten the opposition, and if necessary to pull every political trick he can get away with in order to ram his agenda down our recalcitrant throats.

Why neo-neocon is not writing a column for the Wall Street Journal is a mystery that passeth all understanding.

Posted by Vanderleun at October 24, 2009 4:40 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Peggy Noonan "Not" writing for the WSJ? I'm a subscriber and she's on those pages at least 2-3 times a week. A typo there?

Posted by: Aridog at October 25, 2009 4:58 AM

I believe he wrote: "Why neo-neocon is not writing a column for the Wall Street Journal is a mystery that passeth all understanding."


Posted by: dave r at October 25, 2009 6:14 AM

Popularity . . . no.

Adulation from the ages . . yes.

His out-sized ego cares little for our silly slobbering over his eminence.

He sent that bust of Churchill back because his vanity demanded it. He's probably already posing for his bust.

We peons are the stepping stones to Mount Olympus.

Posted by: Cathy at October 25, 2009 4:29 PM

How right you are, Gerard, about Neo's writing. She is one of the very best anywhere, and getting better all the time.

Posted by: Askmom at October 26, 2009 5:20 AM

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