Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Yet Another Reason To Dislike George Will

Does George Will read Donkey Mountain or Bad Attitudes? I doubt it, but compare this paragraph from one of his recent columns dated October 4, “Enter The White Queen,”and then read my last post, “You can’t Believe Impossible Things,” dated September 24.

Here’s Will:

Last Thursday, the president’s “engagement” with Iran began. This Wednesday, the U.S. war in Afghanistan will enter its ninth year. And U.S. foreign policy is entering a White Queen phase.

In “Through the Looking Glass,” Alice says she is unable to believe the White Queen’s claim to be 101. The Queen responds, “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice: “There’s no use trying, one can’t believe impossible things.” Queen: “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

At the very least I want a couple of Oriole’s tickets out of this, or an autographed bow-tie. Brunch with Cokie Roberts, perhaps? I think George could hook that up if he really wanted to, don’t you?

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