Belaboring the Obvious

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Had A Much Longer Post Prepared...

... on George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language," and how it might well describe inside-the-Beltway political writing today, but, it's all explained, by example, in William Kristol's recent op-ed in The Washington Post.

Shorter William Kristol:

"George W. Bush is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."

It's like the Kremlin, Victorian England, brainwashing, hookers in Congressional limousines and Mark Hanna passing out thousand-dollar bills on the floor of the Senate all rolled into one. It's obsequious, pandering, fawning, mendacious, hypocritical and wholly ridiculous all at the same time.

It's Beltway bootlicking at its very, very best. Orwell would be laughing his ass off if he were alive now.


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