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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Queen of the Harpies

I'm cleaning out my files of unpublished work. This one was written last month. I have no idea why I didn't publish it at the time. Enjoy!

"The things she has said over the years, not just about John but about other candidates, lowers the political dialogue at precisely the time we need to raise it."
-- Elizabeth Edwards regarding Ann Coulter

Lord have mercy, it's going to be a long fifteen months.

So let me get this straight: Elizabeth Edwards is whining about Ann Coulter, queen of the harpies, insulting her husband?

In life there are few absolutes. One of them is that all Democrats are to be insulted by Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh. Conversly, Republicans are to be insulted by Bill Mahr, Jon Stewart, and Jay Leno.
Furthermore, everyone shall be criticized by me, Penelope the cat.
If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

Has it occurred to anyone in D.C. that the best way to handle a harpie is to IGNORE said harpie? It's like the philosophical question: if a tree falls and no one is around, does it make a noise?

What purpose does it serve to go after ole Ann? Does Mrs. Edwards expect Coulter to hear her comments and in an moment of clarity repent from her evil ways?

And then Mrs. Edwards and Ms. Coulter go shoe shopping arm in arm?
Not bloody likely my friends.

Yes, I think the level of "political dialogue" in this country needs to be change. But whining about the blonde bully isn't raising "political dialogue". I don't think anyone argues that Ann Coulter isn't nasty. But she's not the only one, and Americans are very accepting of this genre of irony (I'm giving Coulter the benefit of the doubt-- mostly I see her as mean spirited).
Whatever.
I'm about ready for elimination time. The shenanigans of this little group of backbiting ladder- climbers we're calling "presidential candidates" is getting old. Fix our little self inflicted problem in the middle east, end terrorism, improve our medical care, make REAL improvements to the education system (as opposed to No Child Left Behind) and take care of children in poverty. Stop worrying about who is sleeping with whom and discriminating against people who make lifestyle choices in which some Americans don't approve.

4 comments:

Thomma Lyn said...

Penelope, you are not only a smart cat, but you are politically astute! :) There is great wisdom in the words which you have meowed. :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

I'm just afraid when we start eliminating 'em--what will we end up with? At least with a big field you can fantasize that there's a smart, sensible, non-corrupt person hidden in there somewhere.

But I do think it's kind of cute that Elizabeth Edwards is shocked to discover Ann Coulter is a meanie.

Dawn said...

Politics! The most pure form of entertainment in the world!

What? They're not supposed to entertain us - they're supposed to govern, show leadership?

Well, heck, has anyone told the politicians that!

"The Captain" said...

What a shame Bill Walsh passed away. Although all my anger in teens and early twenties against him and the niners was actually deep respect. That team Walsh assembled denied the bears 2 superbowls,84 and 88, but if we were denied it was to one of the classiest coaches in the 80's.
Jeff