Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Peggy Noonan Scares Me

I have a lot of respect for Peggy Noonan as a writer, but she makes my flesh creep. Consider this comment, quoted in Fallows's long Atlantic piece on the debates:
I remember always having the sense that Obama couldn’t land a punch. And then kind of respecting the fact that he wouldn’t land a punch. Hillary was flailing away like a midget boxer and he was holding her off with his long arm and then saying something boring about alternative energy sources.

It's brilliant, but you can feel the vicious sexism just beneath the surface.

1 comment:

zbs said...

This is a fine example of a boilerplate metaphor put to exceedingly satisfying use by its application.