Friday, October 03, 2008

Mark Steyn: "The doer defeated the droner"

Steyn's a wordsmith of the first order. He laments that he hadn't seen Palin "since the halfwits at the McCain campaign walled her up in the witness protection program and permitted visitations only by selected poobahs of the Metamucil networks."

Hear, hear.

Then this on Joe Biden's game (and gamey) attempt to match Palin's genuine down-homeyness:
When Regular Joe Six-Pack Bluecollar Biden tried to match her on the Main Street cred, it rang slightly wacky. "Look," he said, "All you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me, where I spend a lot of time." Why? Is he moonlighting as a checkout clerk on the evening shift? Or is he stalking that nice lady in Lighting Fixtures? As for Katie's Restaurant, ah, I'm sure it was grand but apparently it closed in 1990. In the Diner of the Mind, the refills are endless, and Sen. Joe is sitting shootin' the breeze over a cuppa joe with a couple other regular joes on adjoining stools while Betty-Jo, the sassy waitress who's tough as nails but with a heart of gold, says Ol' Joe, the short-order cook who's doing his Sloppy Joes just the way the senator likes 'em, really appreciates the way that, despite 78 years in Washington, Joe Biden is still just the same regular Joe Six-Pack he was when he and Norman Rockwell first came in for a sarsaparilla all those years ago. But, alas, while he was jetting off for one-to-one talks with the Deputy Tourism Minister of Waziristan, the old neighborhood changed.
As I say, when you've stopped laughing, read the whole.

4 comments:

JOYce said...

Obviously in touch with Main Street as long as it isn't yours or my main.

Tim said...

or go to Katie's Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me

Oh, he just meant that metaphorically. Snork.

Love the Biden pic.

CR said...

Yeah, especially, since Katie's restaurant has been closed since 1990. I think Obama and Biden have a serious disease in that they believe in their lies.

Many people misinterpret the proverb and think the lazy person is knowingly lying about the lion in the streets. No, the lazy person has really deceived himself to believe in the lie that the lion is in the streets because he is lazy and doesn't want to work.

The same is true for Obama and Biden. They are both truly deceived and believe in their lies.

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