Piledriving Peggy Noonan

Stuart Schwartz at the American Thinker has penned a scathing takedown of Peggy Noonan’s obsession with Sarah Palin. It is absolutely brilliant.

It’s brilliant because it’s beautifully written and spot on, but it is also brilliant because it nails the liberal country-club leadership of the GOP in the process. Noonan is one of the standard-bearers of the elitist, liberal, big-spending Republican party – the anti-Jim Demint, if you will. It cannot be denied, Peggy is skullcrushingly jealous of Sarah Palin, and simply can’t tolerate us rubes in flyover country, period.

You’re Peggy Noonan and you’re jealous. But it’s not the normal kind of jealous, the kind reserved for girlfriends who can squeeze into size 2 jeans. No, it’s the kind of jealous that hurts, that grabs your gut and twists, that has you howling with rage into your pillow in the middle of the night, screaming “It’s not fair” like a two-year-old denied another piece of cake. It is Sarah Palin jealous…and it is consuming you.

And, what’s worse, everyone continues to talk about her. You’ve tried everything, using your mainstream media platforms, your Wall Street Journal columns, and powerful friends — so many of them — to savage her, to give her a rhetorical beating so fierce that it would bring a smile to the face of Vince McMahon — if you knew who he is, and if you had ever watched a WWE wrestling match, which he heads. “She is a complete elite confection. She might as well have been a bonbon,” you wrote, your $300 manicured fingers shaking on the keyboard.

Can’t you just visualize Peggy sitting down at her Mac laptop, sipping an $8 Starbucks latte, eyes filled with rage and disbelief that someone left the servants’ door open, allowing this weapon-wielding guttersnipe into the comfy, elitist confines of the GOP?

You’re Peggy Noonan and you’re jealous. You don’t understand it. Sure, maybe she has accomplished a few things (like the $26 billion dollar natural gas pipeline deal, restructuring Alaskan government, and taking an ice pick to corrupt politicians). But she has no style, no pizzazz — she just does stuff. But so do you — and you can’t understand why you don’t get the same adoration. After all, didn’t you go before the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission and not just protest, but elegantly protest — so said The New York Times — a 16-story tower a developer wanted to build in your ritzy Upper East Side Manhattan neighborhood? Sarah Palin wouldn’t have done that; she’s not brilliant enough to understand preservation. She probably would have looked at the jobs the construction would create and given it a déclassé “Hell yeah!”

You’re Peggy Noonan and you’re jealous. Your “beyond the mundane” co-founders — “buds” as the Sarah Palin types so crassly put it-for your new venture are the essence of your kind of middle America: they include “60 Minutes” reporter Lesley Stahl; actresses Candice Bergen (actress, Democratic and Planned Parenthood spokesperson), Whoopi Goldberg (dropped by advertisers after a nasty Bush joke at a Democratic fundraiser and then hired by The View, a Barbara Walters talk show on ABC ), and Marlo Thomas (a major Democratic donor who is married to Bush-hater Phil Donahue), your type of conservatives, which puts them a bit to the right of Hugo Chavez. But after a year the audience is less than 20 percent of what you defined as success, your investors are worried, and the same women who pack Sarah Palin rallies are ignoring your venture, which features such pieces as “Michelle Obama’s Scintillating Style” and “French Fashion Designers Churn Out Stylish Burqhas.”

As we always say – and this time I really mean itREAD THE WHOLE THING.

Speaking of the elitists in the GOP, who want to keep liberal Republicans like Charlie Crist and John McCain in power, they will be none-too-pleased to know that actual conservative Pat Toomey has pulled into a tie with former-RINO Snarlin’ Arlen Sphincter in PA. Now if Marco Rubio can gain some traction in Florida, we can really get a GOP purge underway.


  1. What I will never understand about the RINO’s is how little they actually examine their own track records. They’re very happy to point out the faults of the conservatives-too mean, too stubborn, too handsome (okay, they don’t really say that)-but they don’t realize how often they don’t win elections.

    The RINOS got the keys to GOP car last year when they ran John McLame at the top of the ticket. What happened? He got his butt handed to him and was a massive drag on the rest of the ticket.

  2. Me thinks Palin will run in 2012′ as an independent or some 3rd party, but not GOP. Could you blame her?

    OsamaHusseinIslamObama 2012′
    (the Terrorist-Uighur-Media choice)
    -It’s never too early to campaign-

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