Like me, Sarah Palin is no fan of Peggy Noonan — but for a different reason

The moral of THIS STORY is that a certain former Republican candidate for vice president has a long memory: Nobody holds (or exploits) a grudge like Sarah Palin. Just ask Peggy Noonan. Noonan, you might recall, couldn’t hide her displeasure with Palin back during the 2008 campaign. The former Reagan speechwriter was caught on an open mike disparaging John McCain’s selection of the former Alaska governor… When the campaign ended and she was free to air her grievances in public, Noonan wrote a devastating column in which she...

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Peggy Noonan pines for a time that never really was

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, a frequent target of my barbs (see HERE), is a mere 62 years old and thus wasn’t around when the photo above was taken during the Great Depression. But that doesn’t excuse the silliness of this passage from her latest offering: There is pervasive confusion about what the American dream is. We seem to have redefined it to mean the acquisition of material things — a car, a house and a pool. That was not the meaning of the American dream a few generations ago. The definition then was...

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Peggy Noonan repeats something she said two months ago, but this time calls it a “bombshell”

Poor Peggy Noonan! Her grasp of political reality is soooo weak! No wonder her writings are so often grist for my mill (see HERE for several examples). Now she’s taken to mindlessly repeating herself, but with increasing excitement, as we see HERE: The Wall Street Journal op-ed page continues to be a primary source of life support for the fizzling “scandal” involving the IRS’s targeting of non-profit groups. Peggy Noonan writes in her July 19 column that a massive “bombshell” landed this week courtesy of...

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Jon Stewart mocks Peggy Noonan, which makes me like him even more

Anyone who chides the insufferable Peggy Noonan as effectively as THIS is all right in my book. (Note: be sure to watch the video.) Recently, the IRS has admitted to subjecting Tea Party groups to scrutiny. In fact, for the past few weeks the Obama Administration has been standing “crotch deep in the scandal swamp,” said Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speechwriter, is the perfect example of what it is to live in the conservative bubble. She recently said that the scandals “make a cluster that implies very bad...

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What’s this? Peggy Noonan making sense?

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, who sometimes is the target of my rapier wit (examples HERE), is out with a piece that enumerates the wounds inflicted on the Republican Party by the ill-fated war in Iraq. Her list: It ruined the party’s hard-earned reputation for foreign-affairs probity. It muddied up the meaning of conservatism and bloodied up its reputation. It ended the Republican political ascendance that had begun in 1980. It undermined respect for Republican economic stewardship. It quashed debate within the Republican...

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