The return of Our Lady of the Loons
Well, the election is over and Peggy Noonan is back from doing volunteer work in Florida where she went door-to-door
searching for her lost son Elian annoying the residents. Now, with the election of George Bush in the books and with her moistened thongs drying on the line, she is back to annoy us.
As I write, John Kerry is giving his speech. He looks hurt. Who wouldn’t? He fought to the end, for every vote, untiring and ceaseless. I told some young people recently who were walking into a battle, “Here’s how to fight: You fight until they kill you, until they kill you and stop your heart, and then you let them carry you out of the room. But you fight until they carry.” I think that’s how the Democrats fought. Good for them.
And the young people just nodded and said “Uh huh” their eyes never leaving the TV screen where they were beating the shit out of a crazy street lady with a baseball bat in GTA: San Andreas
Who was the biggest loser of the 2004 election? It is easy to say Mr. Kerry: he was a poor candidate with a poor campaign. But I do think the biggest loser was the mainstream media, the famous MSM, the initials that became popular in this election cycle. Every time the big networks and big broadsheet national newspapers tried to pull off a bit of pro-liberal mischief–CBS and the fabricated Bush National Guard documents, the New York Times and bombgate, CBS’s “60 Minutes” attempting to coordinate the breaking of bombgate on the Sunday before the election–the yeomen of the blogosphere and AM radio and the Internet took them down. It was to me a great historical development in the history of politics in America. It was Agincourt. It was the yeomen of King Harry taking down the French aristocracy with new technology and rough guts. God bless the pajama-clad yeomen of America. Some day, when America is hit again, and lines go down, and media are hard to get, these bloggers and site runners and independent Internetters of all sorts will find a way to file, and get their word out, and it will be part of the saving of our country.
As opposed to watching Peggy on Hardball or reading her columns in the Wall Street Journal. And for that we can thank the terrorists. We few, we happy few, we band of “Internetters”…