As Atriosistas doubtless know Dean Broder won “Wanker of the Day” for this typically decorous hatchet-job.
Looking it over attentively, this bit stood out :
“If all this suggests that political opportunity is beckoning the Democrats, then the candidates at a forum in Las Vegas this weekend can take heart.
But a word of caution is in order. There is little here that suggests voters’ opinion of Democrats is much higher than it was when they lost Congress in 1994. It seems doubtful that Democrats can help themselves a great deal just by tearing down an already discredited Republican administration with more investigations such as the current attack on the Justice Department and White House over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys “
Now why did I find it so interesting? Well might you ask! For it had more than “a familair ring,” in that today in the NYT, Ad Nags weighed in on the very same subject in a column that included the following —
“Democrats say this escalating battle acts on the message voters sent by putting them in charge. That is, to end an unpopular war and bring oversight to a White House that has gone largely unmonitored.
Still, there are questions and risks for the new majority party. The biggest question is how far can Democrats go in opposing this president? The biggest risk is going so far that they feel the sting of a backlash — of being transformed from the fresh new face of change to the latest cast of Washington players enmeshed in partisan wrangling”
Mere “coincidence” you say? Or is the peerlessly fashionable “synergy” more to your liking?
Or (dare I say it?) has the dashing AdNags discoevred in the Dean charms that have bypassed the rest of us ?
My beloved Bill Reed, reports that on one of his many visits to Japan a friend took him to a gay bar where older men are, uh appreciated.. No sooner had he walked through the door than the bartender turned off the music and all the bar patrons began singing “Danny Boy” directly to Bill a capella.
“For the first time,” he said “I knew what it felt like to be Catherine Deneuve.”
a fortiori Bill told me of gay Japanese erotica, particularly a magazine called Samson, that specializes in pictures of gentlemen of a certain age.
Has Ad Nags found True Love at last? I sincerely hope so. It could lead to the Dean’s retirement, and then we’d have One Wanker Less.