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It seems that Pudd'nhead is still kicking around and some portion of the braindead wing of the GOP still listens to her screeds. Last Thursday, she appeared on John Stossel's show on the Fox Business cable channel to render up some nonsensical commentary on what's wrong with Peggy Noonan and the rest of the liberal GOP-establishment media.

Three weeks ago, after his fourth place finish in the Iowa caucus, Peggy Noonan labelled Newt Gingrich an "angry little attack muffin".[1]

When Stossel gave Pudd'nhead her cue, she served up a triple helping of word salad.

...
STOSSEL: Well Peggy Noonan who I respect called Newt the little attack muffin, something like that.

PUDD'NHEAD: They maybe subscribe such characterization of Newt via words like that, but they don’t subscribe those to say Mitt Romney when he or his surrogates do the same thing.

That’s that typical hypocrisy stuff in the media that I’ve lived with over a couple of decades in the political arena. So I’m used to it.

But in order to help educate the rest of the American public, I’ll articulate that it is hypocritical of the media to subscribe to one candidate and not another, that kind of angry attack muffin verbiage to one and not the other.

STOSSEL: Well clearly you've been attacked by media and you've gotten tougher and good at fighting back. Thank you Governor Palin.

[bold added by me, not in origianl]

That's a perfectly cromulent statement.

Apparently, "ascribe" was Pudd'nhead's new word of the day but she misremembered it three times. Really, she says "subscribe" very clearly three times. Watch the video if you don't believe me. It's at +6:30.

And, two decades ago she was just starting out on the Wasilla city council. Surely Pudd'nhead wouldn't embellish her own history. Either there's some sort of time-warp in Wasilla that makes a couple of decades 5 years rather than the usual 20 years, or there are all sorts of juicy anti-Pudd'nhead articles from the Wasilla papers that haven't yet been exposed.

Call me uneducated but I don't see the "hypocrisy stuff". If Pudd'nhead wants people to think she's articulate, rather than memorize lists of new words, she should make certain she understands the difference between being politically biased and being hypocritical. I don't know of any examples, but let's assume there are dozens of politicians who've insulted Noonan and/or called her names. But as far as I know Noonan hasn't ever demanded that politicians stop criticizing her or calling her names.



1. Romney Wins but Takes a Beating. The Wall Street Journal. 7-Jan-2012 In the middle of this piece Noonan wrote:

... Right now Mr. Romney's taking a beating. He's everyone's target, and in a way that speaks of something beyond the usual campaign ferocity. There's something else going on, a taunting: "If you're so inevitable how come I'm not afraid of you?" Newt Gingrich, angry little attack muffin, called Mr. Romney a liar. ...
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