May 3, 2005


There's no truth to the rumor that this picture appears in the dictionary next to the definition of humorless git

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 3, 2005 5:35 PM

David Corn is the punk from 8th grade who could never figure anything out, most particularly why the girls always laughed at him.

BTW, Rahm Emanuel was reamed today on Rush, as another casualty of the Ethics Committee wars. Didn't hear the specifics, but it sounds like that issue will wither away by this weekend.

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 3, 2005 5:50 PM

I Laura had read his script he would have hated it.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at May 3, 2005 5:59 PM

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Posted by: Raoul Ortega at May 3, 2005 6:18 PM

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Posted by: Raoul Ortega at May 3, 2005 6:23 PM

Corn might not show up in the dictionary next to that entry, but if I didn't know better I'd think Wlady does.

What gives? Who ever thought The American Spectator could ever compete with The Nation in the humorless sweepstakes?

Posted by: Matt Murphy at May 3, 2005 6:25 PM

You should be reading the Nation. It's a hoot.

Posted by: oj at May 3, 2005 7:24 PM

What Corn is basically doing is venting because conservative Republicans diden't live up to his stereotype and rage over Laura's comedy routine to a room full of people over 21 years of age (OK, maybe Wlady, but hardly anyone else). I'm surprised he didn't pull a Dick Shawn routine from "The Producers" and go running to the front to jump up on the dais and berate the audience for laughing during such a serious moment.

Posted by: John at May 3, 2005 7:49 PM

Look at this malicious non sequitur:

Dennis Hopper and his wife, Victoria ...[were] dis-invited [to the inaugural ball]. Why?... Dennis and Victoria ... [were] told by Karl Rove that Hopper had been nixed because Victoria is a Democratic Party activist. I wonder if Rove knows that Cheney's daughter is gay?

I wonder if Corn knows that Cheney's daughter is a Republican?

Posted by: pj at May 3, 2005 7:51 PM

Corn is a sourpuss in a magazine with tiny circulation. Just wait for the big hitters Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich to take their cuts on this. However, the Bushes were Nolan Ryan and the critics will whiff except for those who cannot laugh at anything from them.

Posted by: Jim Siegel at May 3, 2005 8:26 PM

"It was a good performance but weird, for Laura had jabbed at her husband for not reading books, had suggested he was no powerhouse in bed, and had encouraged everyone in the room--and all those children at home glued to C-SPAN--to envision George W. Bush pulling on the penis of a horse."

Really? Both of them?

Posted by: dorkafork at May 4, 2005 1:14 AM

Maybe I should get a life, but wasn't it completely forseeable that this kind of reaction would ensue and that even many of his fans would be ambivalent? He is supposed to be a war time president after all, and he is calling on all to sacrifice. This was more appropriate for a retirement roast.

I like him and I like her, but part of me is praying that we be spared First Ladies determined to show us all how they are their own persons.

Posted by: Peter B at May 4, 2005 5:21 AM

On the other hand, in terms of crticism from the left, I think I'll take Corn's humorous moralizing any day of the week over this painfully unfunny attempt at parody by Lenore Skenazy in Wednesday's New York Daily News. You could torture Guantanamo prisoners into confessions be making them listen to this one over and over again...

Posted by: John at May 4, 2005 8:16 AM

In unrelated news, Andrew Sullivan announced that he now supports the War on Terror again.

Posted by: Noel at May 4, 2005 8:50 AM