Monday, December 22, 2008

Space/Time Wasted

Again, some s. o. b. who wakes up hrs. before we do beats us to the punch on Bill Kristol. And notes the cynical ploy of liberal bible The NYT.
precisely why he was hired in the first place -- not for quality insight, but for the clicks that come from hosting a weekly intellectual highway accident.
Lazy late-riser that we are, we were only going to grab the last paragraph from Bloody Bill's column & point it out as extra stupid & meaningless, but the reminder that Bill is strictly 'phoning it in makes his last chunk just a bit ironic.
I’ve never heard Dick Cheney quote Kipling. But I suspect he might like Kipling, and that Kipling would admire him — a man who has never gone out of his way to look too good, nor talk too wise, but who has always, in four decades of public service, sought “to fill the unforgiving minute/With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run.”
Poor Bill. Can't even fill the unforgiving column before Christmas w/ sixty seconds of anything.

1 comment:

Glennis said...

Ah. At first I read that as "a man who has never gone out of his way to do good."

I think that works better as a description of Dick.