Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Kathryn Jean Lopez:
From a $50 donor: "I just read Jay's FAQ on Classical Music, and it just struck me what a complete package NRO is. As an often lone conservative (as well as a music lover!) among my friends in Massachusetts, having access to a forum where sanity and civility reign is a gift."

The next post, the civil and sane Mark Steyn:
I agree with Victor on David Letterman's "explanation" of his joke.

It's very difficult to be a state ironist, which is the role America's establishment comedians have volunteered themselves for. If you're going to do jokes about statutory rape and the trash families of leading politicians, Jim Treacher points out that the President's brother, Samson Obama, has been banned from the United Kingdom because of attempted assault of a 13-year old girl.

So now that the Tiffany network has opened up this promising new seam of comedy gold, wouldn't it be way cooler if Letterman had joked about Sarah Palin's daughter getting raped by Obama's brother? That'd be hilarious, right? Not just 'cause it's a bipartisan rape gag but because it would be - what's the word? - "edgy". You know, like they used to say about Dave three or four decades back...


Ron Cantrell said...

Letterman did not say anything about rape, numbnuts.

Righteous Bubba said...

Snivility rules.

Grace Nearing said...

and the trash families of leading politicians

Did Steyn just call the Palins trash?

Susan of Texas said...

Why yes, Steyn did call Palin's family trash. The fake outrage would be more effective if Steyn didn't have the same opnion of Palin as everyone else--crummy mother, poor public servant.

RB--I'm going to call Steyn Snivellus from now on. Bless you, sir.

Downpuppy said...

Somebody caught on & changed the trash to to trash, but didn't fix the resulting grammatical mess.

Susan of Texas said...

K-Lo *is* the editor, after all.