September 11, 2005

BY THE WAY:

Cindy Sheehan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 11, 2005 7:55 PM
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Valerie Plame.

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at September 11, 2005 7:59 PM

Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: obc at September 11, 2005 8:03 PM

Andy Warhol

Posted by: Robert Schwartz [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2005 8:04 PM

"I'll take fatuous media hyperbole rendered invisible by a true news story for one thousand, Alex."

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at September 11, 2005 8:06 PM

Paul "Enron will be bigger than 9/11" Krugman.

Posted by: David Cohen at September 11, 2005 8:35 PM

Oh, yeah, the woman who exercized a degree of leadership our president could not: who suspended all political activities at hurricane's landfall, immediately began using her media contacts to help coordinate emergency housing, and set up a "Camp Casey III" in Louisiana.

While we're at it: Moveon.org.

Oh, yeah, the grassroots organition that transformed itself into a volunteer refugee agency and found 235,000 homeless people beds in a week.

Or is that Captain's Quarters?

Posted by: Rick Perlstein at September 11, 2005 8:38 PM

Will George Soros give me money too? I'm a grass roots kinda guy.

I could use a couple million bucks.

Posted by: David at September 11, 2005 8:42 PM

Rick:

See, the Hurricane was rather easily dealt with even without imposing martial law.

Posted by: oj at September 11, 2005 8:44 PM

She "suspended all political activities" when all the cameras decamped. And which was "Camp Casey II", the Superdome or the Convention Center?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 11, 2005 9:23 PM

Yep Rick, your pal Cinsd "It Was the Joooooooooz" Sheehan.

Real class broad you got there.

But no, go ahead, defend her . . .

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at September 11, 2005 9:43 PM

or was that Captain's Quarters?

No, it was the Salvation Army. Once again, Rick, welcome to the side of the angels.

Posted by: joe shropshire at September 11, 2005 10:02 PM

Bravo to "the woman who exercized a degree of leadership our president could not". Yes, if only everybody had that same clear "leadership". Great talent, and well earned I suppose. Nice one Rick, what is our next move?

Posted by: Darryl at September 11, 2005 10:55 PM

Leadership? From a woman who runs away from mildly intrusive questions? On NPR?

I guess this means Rick Perlstein sprints away from anyone to the right of, say, Rudi Bahktiar or Darian Kagan.

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 11, 2005 11:05 PM

OJ: he is your friend, you make the garlic bread.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 12, 2005 12:29 AM

Sheehan, Fonda, Galloway. And all their glorious truth-seeking supporters.

Were it not for Bush in the White House, we'd be looking at 30s redux. Actually, it seems we're practically there.

For anyone who has wondered how the 30s "happened," this is an essential reminder for those who have not yet understood that insanity---in this case, political hysteria mixed with pure hatred and an unhealthy dose of self-righteousnessness--appears to be contagious.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at September 12, 2005 2:50 AM

Rick: That would be Cindy Sheehan and her friends David Duke and Stormfront.org, right? (I assume, by extension, your friends as well.)

Posted by: Mike Morley at September 12, 2005 6:15 AM

Guys, guys, I'm sure Rick will someday return to earth and drop the guerilla theatre, but not until the president stops lying. And the Vice-Prsident stops fishing during hurricanes. And the SOD stops killing babies. And the Secretary of State stops oppressing blacks. And the religious right stops destroying American science. And America stops broiling the earth. And Orrin Judd embraces darwinism....

But until then, it's Cindy for President! I mean, there is only so much a man can take.

(BTW: Camp Casey 11?)

Posted by: Peter Burnet at September 12, 2005 8:53 AM

I don't get why everyone's so mad at Rick for making our point--NGOs are perfectly capable of responding to disasters. Having a FEMA lartge enough to respond as the Left wants it to would bankrupt us.

Posted by: oj at September 12, 2005 9:02 AM

oj:

People are irritated because he makes stupid statements like this:

While we're at it: Moveon.org.

Oh, yeah, the grassroots organition that transformed itself into a volunteer refugee agency and found 235,000 homeless people beds in a week.

Did Moveon.org PROVIDE any beds, or transportation ?

No.
They just made a few phone calls.

But Rick doesn't credit the ACTUAL ORGS that provided emergency housing for hundreds of thousands; in his world, the thought is as good as the deed.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 12, 2005 3:09 PM

Michael:

Why not give the loony Left credit if it does something useful? Maybe he was just so shocked himself he focussed on them to the exclusion of groups that do such things every day.

Posted by: oj at September 12, 2005 3:36 PM

I'm all for positive reinforcement. Attagirl, Cindy! One week down , one hundred and forty years to go.

Posted by: joe shropshire at September 12, 2005 3:48 PM
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