Skip to comments.Normal Service Resumed (Let's Tell Peggy What We Think)
Posted on 02/03/2005 10:35:59 PM PST by paulat
Normal Service Resumed The George Bush the nation re-elected is back.
Friday, February 4, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST
George Bush finally began his second term on Wednesday night with an address that marked the return of the Bush of the stump, the Bush who was re-elected president three months ago and whom the nation knows well. His State of the Union address underscored that he meant what he said when he ran: Efforts to move against junk lawsuits, protect marriage and reform Social Security are all on the table. America continues as a friend of liberty throughout the world. The speech was marked by an air not of insistence but of persuasion. George Bush made it clear he does not intend to cooperate with the tradition whereby second terms are all anticlimax enlivened by scandal. He will not be at the mercy of history. He means to continue doing big things. This was the plainspoken Bush of old.
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Wait a minute, Peggy...according to you, we're not SUPPOSED to have big dreams and plans.
This was the George Bush I've known all along.
The title "Normal Service Resumes" might better apply to Peggy herself.
Welcome back, Ms. Noonan, we missed you, and don't you dare let Paul Krugman guestwrite another column.
"according to you, we're not SUPPOSED to have big dreams and plans."
Ah yes, a postive article from Noonan followed by negative commentary. Surprise, surprise.
...uh...did you not read her Inaugural column. She said Bush's goals were unreasonable and out-of-reach.
THAT was the basis of my comment. Read the column.
Peggy is very supportive of the President and his programs in this piece.
Whatever it was that upset her about the inaugural address has past. She's moved on; perhaps we should, too.
In the foreign-policy section the president was markedly modest in tone. This was gentle but pointed, more specific and less messianic, than the recent inaugural--and therefore less open to misinterpretation. It was more finely calibrated, which is to say it was calibrated.
Peggy is a one-note samba any speech which is not 'gentle', that is, squishy and full of syrupy verbage, is sub-par in here book.
Her columns are getting so rambling and pointless that it's increasingly tough to take them seriously.
I didn't have any trouble with it at all, did you?
WHAT??!! What if our fighting people got "upset." What if Condoleeza Rice got "upset." What if the voting Iraqi people got "upset."
Peggy just figured out which way the wind was blowing.
I've already read the column - and the 4 threads here bashing her for it. Move on.
She's talking about her meds dosage.
I have her The Case Against Hillary Clinton, Regan Books, 2000.
It doesn't need footnotes as she wrote it entirely with her feet.
I don't like "fingers-in-the-wind" people.
She turned you down, eh?
So you're posting this week's article to complain about last week's...
...uh...duh...that's HOW you PROVE inconsistency...quoting one after the other...
...seems pretty straightforward to me....
..and the Noonan-Buzzards begin to roost. Like clockwork.
Did you read the entire article? It doesn't look like it,from your reply.
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