I’ve been trying to find an angle for the latest column from Dame Lady Peggington Noonington of the Brooklynshire Nooningtons, but her lede tells me that she’s A) she switched to the plastic-bottle hooch recently and B) she’s stopped caring:
“Everyone has been wondering how the public will react when the sequester kicks in. The American people are in the position of hostages who’ll have to decide who the hostage-taker is. People will get mad at either the president or the Republicans in Congress. That anger will force one side to rethink or back down. Or maybe the public will get mad at both.”
Well, you covered all the bases there, Peg: we will get mad at:
- The President
- The GOP
This is why Rupert Murdoch pays Nooner a princely sum to offer up the bounty of her political acumen. Where else can you go for analysis that essentially comes down to Maybe/Maybe Not? But she then goes back to her Mai Tai and tries to clear up the ambiguity a couple of paragraphs later:
“If the sequester brings chaos and discomfort, it’s certainly possible the Republicans will be blamed. But it’s just as possible President Obama will be. “
To be or not to be, that is the question.
Anyway, it is a mess of wingnut talking points strung together, an echo of Grandpa Walnuts’ existential scream of The One, the Celebrity in Chief and so on. It’s not worth wasting the time to do an Adventure parody post.
I think Peggy has given up.