September 16, 2004


James Wolcott wails about the shortage of Democrat assault operatives:

Unlike Bush, Kerry can't delegate his aggression to Cheney, Fox News, and a yapping band of attack poodles; the Democratic party doesn't have that same threshing infrastructure.

Well, you used to have Dan Rather. Fat lot of good it did.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 16, 2004 02:19 AM

Yeah, no attack poodles on the left! Poodles were bred for hunting, so I'll take being called an "attack poodle" as a compliment. I'd say the Democrats have a band of attack snails, or perhaps a clutch of attack boiled eggs.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 16, 2004 at 02:24 AM

Is this the same turd that praised the humbling power of Gaia (organic arugula be upon her) manifest in the deadly and damaging hurricanes that have been wreaking havoc on the American south and the Caribbean islands? He should be happy that all those sinful people from the Caymans to Florida continue to be smitten by Nature's chastening fury.

Anyway, poodles are supposedly one of the most intelligent breeds. And Mephistopheles first appears to Faust as a black poodle in Goethe's Faust, so we've got that neat connection with evil going for us. And there is a lot of diversity within the poodle breed, from big, strong standard poodles to fluffy little toy poodles with fabulous diamonelle-studded collars: remember: diversity is doubleplusgood!

Posted by: goldsmith at September 16, 2004 at 02:43 AM

Jesus, Wolcott, we just came off 6 months of uninterrupted leftoid aggression against the Chimpler and his zionist masters, funded to the tune of over $60 million dollars, and you are complaining about what, exactly?

Maybe you are complaining that your $60m got you bupkiss, but a bunch of volunteer bloggers and an independent organization that has spent around a million, maybe, is cleaning your clock.

Yeah, I'd complain to. But I'd direct my complaining to the people who sopped up my $60m and got me nothing.

Posted by: R C Dean at September 16, 2004 at 02:43 AM

As he did for hurricanes ravaging our south, why doesn't Wolcott see this Dem melt-down as divine/Gaia/karmic/cosmic retribution against the DNC and old media for their lying, manipulating, and selfish ways? Feel the anguish, Wolcott. You have certainly played your part in the raping of logic and ethics in our political discourse of late.

Posted by: charlotte at September 16, 2004 at 03:55 AM

This is all something bigger than's the work of Rove!

Posted by: Crusader at September 16, 2004 at 04:01 AM

Conspiracy theory stems from impotence. Being a Leftie is like being an Arab - you've got everything going for you against your enemy (there's 60,000,000 of you and a couple million of him, you've got him surrounded on a tiny strip of land, you outgun him massively) and time after time, he bitch-slaps you so bad your grandma feels it. So, there must be nefarious forces at work controlling things behind the scenes.

Hey and guess what! Lots of them are Jews!

Posted by: Dave S. at September 16, 2004 at 04:48 AM

Michael Moore must be just an "independent" pundit.

Posted by: Quentin George at September 16, 2004 at 07:39 AM

He's surely independent of any decent eating habits.

Posted by: geezer at September 16, 2004 at 09:07 AM

"Ya pajama wearing attack poodle!"
Groundskeeper Willie would be proud.

Posted by: fidens at September 16, 2004 at 09:32 AM

Wolcott is not living up to expectations. Surely the crash of US government probe GENESIS is a spectacular omen of disaster of some kind, probably for a Christian president of the United States.

I'm not up on my bone-rolling and entrail-reading (heck, I thought the Columbia disaster was totally unrelated to US foreign policy!), but if Wolcott could get together with soothsayer Paglia and explain the cosmic significance of recent events like the NASA partial mission failure, and Villeneuve signing with Sauber, I sure would sleep easier at nights.

Tell us where our paths are destined, O Great Manhattan Intellectuals!

Posted by: Crispytoast at September 16, 2004 at 02:25 PM