GOP Nation fired back:
"It’s about time that those that claim to be Republicans stop throwing water into their own boats and concentrate on defeating the Democrats. Until then, we will remain in the wilderness."At American Thinker, George Joyce wrote:
"Instead of recognizing that Palin might have been motivated to help save her beloved country from Obama's socialist revolution, Noonan drifts off into pop sociology."In Hot Air's Green Room, Doctor Zero eviscerated poor Peggy:
"Hey, Peg, that 'admission of bankruptcy' you’re quivering about? That’s coming because your boy Obama crashed the economy, looted the treasury of the future to serve the ultimate pork dinner to his faithful allies, and appointed fools and frauds to supervise his programs. He’s trying to pass a ludicrous energy plan that will cost each American family thousands of dollars, and guarantee a recession for decades to come. If America doesn’t rally to stop him in 2010, he’ll bury what’s left of the moribund economy under the bloodless husk of a nationalized health-care industry. If McCain had won in 2008, then immediately resigned for health reasons and left Palin in the White House, would she have cost us less than a trillion dollars? If so, she’d be a bargain compared to the nightmare Peggy Noonan helped to unleash."At Axis of Right, Sal, a Noonan fan until the onetime Reagan-Bush speechwriter went around the bend, offers the columnist some advice:
"This nasty column is unbecoming of Ms. Noonan, and cements in my mind that she is an elitist snob... Noonan is forgetting that Conservatism and democracy envisions that normal people run our government, not an elitist, governing class. To quote the late, great, William F. Buckley, Jr. (hardly a lightweight in the intellectual sphere), 'I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Boston phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard.' Peggy would do well to learn this lesson, and realize that she is insulting the vast majority of hard-working Americans who see Palin as someone who can return the American form of government to 'government of the people, by the people, and for the people.'"The Vichy Republican elites must be scared out of their minds right now. All the Peggy Noonans and Colin Powells who argued for a more moderate GOP presidential candidate got it in John McCain, yet they deserted their party anyway to support and vote for Barack Obama, who seems to be intent on breaking Jimmy Carter's misery index record before the first year of his administration is over. They screwed up big time, and they know it deep down inside. Of course, they will never admit that they were wrong. They'll just keep on taking it out on Sarah Palin. And the more they do that, the more the grassroots will circle around the woman that the elites hate so much.
Update: Stuart Schwartz joins in the pwning of poor Peggy.