Friday, June 27, 2008

Let the Good Times Roll

Shorter Peggy Noonan: "John McCain must unleash his inner asshole."

Quoting Mark Leibovich in the New York Times, Peg gives us a taste:

"[McCain] volunteered that Brooke Buchanan, his spokeswoman who was seated nearby and rolling her eyes, 'has a lot of her money hidden in the Cayman Islands' and that she earned it by 'dealing drugs.' Previously, Mr. McCain had identified Ms. Buchanan as 'Pat Buchanan's illegitimate daughter,' 'bipolar,' 'a drunk,' 'someone with a lot of boyfriends,' and 'just out of Betty Ford.'"

[Peggy:] That's my boy. That's the McCain his friends love, McCain unplugged. The fall will be dead serious. At this point why not be himself, be human? Let him refind his inner rebel, the famous irreverent maverick, let the tiger out of the cage....
And so on. Then, out of the comic relief period will come a dramatic climax:
The race has a subtext, a historic encounter between the Old America and the New, and suddenly the Old America—those who are literally old, who married a guy who fought at the Chosin Reservoir, and those not so old who yet remember, and cherish, the special glories of the Old—will rise, and join in, and make themselves heard. They will not leave without a fight. And on that day John McCain will suddenly make it a race, as if moved by them and wanting to come through for them one last time. And then on down to the wire. And then . . .

"The race has a subtext," and vice versa. And then...and thennn... [drum roll, please] ... and theeeeennnnnnnnn... Barack Obama will trounce the old fool.

Mark it down, Peggy.

[Sorry for my recent scarcity, but I have a significant arm injury.]

Update: Christ Almighty, why do I bother? Just go read roy.