Friday, May 30, 2008

Jonah Goldberg is hilarious

But only unintentionally.

Jonah, January 10th:
(Ezra Klein) calls John Holbo's "review" of my book "one of the finest pieces of writing I've ever read in the blogosphere." Of course Holbo hadn't actually — what's that word again? oh right — read my book before he crafted this oh so fine piece of writing. Once again, Ezra is so perfectly, comically, Ezra. He himself famously finds it very hard to read books (It's hard and it's boring and it takes a really long time, he says). So he outsources criticism to people who haven't read it either. It's a pas de deux of phone-it-in hackery. (Emphases in the original).

Jonah, today:
Not since America’s most revered feckless crapweasel, former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords, switched parties have Beltway Republicans been more eager to sew a half-starved ferret into someone’s body cavity. In this case, the desired victim is former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, who has coughed up a time-honored hairball of capital culture: the “tell-all” memoir. This is a bit of a misnomer in that they usually tell little but claim much.

[snip]

In McClellan’s book, What Happened (oddly missing a question mark), the author purports to explain how the Bush White House launched a “propaganda machine” to push the country into a war of choice.

I have not read the book. I will once I finish eating the contents of my sock drawer (which ranks slightly higher on my to-do list)...(Emphasis mine.)
Good stuff.

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