Friday, July 14, 2006

Profoundly Unserious....

In the context of what's going on in the world, the continuing self-immolation of the Titular Right is completely insignificant, of course. But today I sauntered over to NRO, expecting to find the stable debating the day's issues. The following weighty analysis from K-Lo was the first thing I saw:
While swinging by the House yesterday for a Susan B. Anthony List event, I ran into the beginning of a Cindy Sheehan one. I missed Cindy, because I had to run across town, but I did run into Cynthia McKinney. I'm no fashion plate, so I shouldn't talk, but Cynthia was wearing a black velvet outfit standing on a terrace in the miserable D.C. heat. Black velvet. An eskimo sweats to think about it.
She said it, not me: she's no fashion plate.

It reminds me of Jonah Goldberg---a graduate of Goucher College, for many years known as a women's finishing school (I dated a Goucher woman when Jonah was a young freshman there)---taking a backhanded swipe at Tulane's academic reputation during the height of Hurricane Katrina.

Not your father's conservatives.

19 Comments:

Blogger Old Lady said...

Cynthia McKinney is a highly respected statesperson that used to represent our district prior to our State's jerrymandering to "equalize" the districts. She has always been an impeccable dresser. She is a woman I would like to suceed in Washington. She is outspoken for sure, but she has a good head on her shoulders and if she was wearing black velvet in the summer in DC, after coming from the hot, hot deep south, she must have had a good reason.

7/15/2006 1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm no fashion plate, so I shouldn't talk . . ."

You're right, you shouldn't.

7/15/2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger 277fia said...

Thanks, C.R.! I love reading about conservative morons. What I can't figure out is how they make their money, not that I've spent much time thinking about it.

I hope whoever is funding the NRO gives everyone at the NRO big fat raises, hires lots more people just like Jonah and K-Lo and generally throws a lot more money into the business.

7/15/2006 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious how NR's reader base has held up recently. If it's fallen to the degree I suspect it has, it's likely they're secretly praying for a Dem takeover of Congress in the midterms and/or the White House in '08. Anything to get the subscription sales going again.

7/18/2006 12:02 PM  
Anonymous abovethefold said...

Previous poster is correct. Dity little secret of professional opiners is the desire they have for the "other side" to win, thus bolstering their own readership. Not the case with those pundits who fervently believe what they say and write, but those are far between. For most, it's a paycheck.

7/18/2006 3:46 PM  
Blogger jacflash said...

Gosh, that was gratuitous. So KJL is fat. So what? How about some substantive discourse instead of the Kossack-wannabe playground insults?

7/18/2006 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, that was gratuitous. So KJL is fat. So what? How about some substantive discourse instead of the Kossack-wannabe playground insults?

Substantive discourse like whinging about Cynthia McKinney's outfit?

7/18/2006 4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TCR's point is not that she is fat. It is that these "leading conservatives" are not only unserious and trivial, they are intellectually dishonest because they deride others for qualities they have themselves.

7/18/2006 4:29 PM  
Anonymous slinkybender said...

This is terrible.

I'd always envisioned K-Lo as a Linda Fiorentino-look-alike.

(I'll never look at chain link fences in quite the same way.)

7/18/2006 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why is it that women's clothing is an issue, and men's clothing is rarely mentioned? Unless it's Cheney wearing an inappropriate coat at a state funeral, of course.

Some of us (women) opt out of the fashion wars by adopting an office 'uniform' like the one men wear -- nicely tailored pants and a buttoned shirt. And then we're called 'boring'. We can't win.

But yes, focusing on clothing rather than content is trivial. The serious reader will read such comments and say, "So what?"

7/19/2006 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Apollo said...

So she's restricted to only posting about things you deem weighty enough for adult discussion, or else she's "profoundly unserious" on all topics. Glad I'll never be at a dinner party with you.

And I believe you're all a little too dense to actually pick up what she was saying about the velvet. She wasn't saying it was unfashionable, she was saying that it's been sweltering here in DC, and velvet is not exactly a heat-friendly material. Hence the eskimo bit.

But don't mind me. Continue with your profoundly serious discussions of a most unflattering picture of her. I'd hate to be the one who breaks up this Platonic dialogue.

7/19/2006 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I believe you're all a little too dense to actually pick up what she was saying about the velvet. She wasn't saying it was unfashionable, she was saying that it's been sweltering here in DC, and velvet is not exactly a heat-friendly material. Hence the eskimo bit.

Ever hear the line about the best time to stop digging?
-- sglover

7/19/2006 7:42 PM  
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