Yesterday, I ran into a friendly (and quite attractive) acquaintance.Â After greeting each other, I asked him about his plans for the weekend.Â He told me he would be seeing W, the Oliver Stone hit-film maligning the incumbent Republican President of the United States.
His eagerness to see the film reminded me how many of my peers in the Hollywood area harbor harsh opinions of Republicans.Â Â How much easier it would be socially to hide my opinions (as I once tried to do) or to subscribe to theirs.
Experiencing that exchange shortly after completing my post on Peggy Noonan’s column attacking Republicans in general and Sarah Palin in particular, I wondered if this Manhattan-based writer had, as if by osmosis, absorbed the anti-Palin prejudices of her New York City peers.
So much of her criticism of conservatives seem lifted from the talking points of the left.
Not just that, the woman who faults Palin for not understanding the lines in her own speeches (where does she get that nation?) had not too long ago noted the emptiness of Obama’s rhetoric.Â She observed that when you read the transcript of his speeches, “that is, when you remove Mr. Obama from the words and take them on their own–you see the speech wasn’t all that interesting, and was in fact high-class boilerplate.”
So, I wonder if Peggy’s associations with a left-leaning set have caused her to forget her past criticisms of Barack Obama and focus on the flaws of the latest bÃªte noire of her peer group?
UPDATE:Â Over at Ace, a must-read response to Peggy.Â Read the whole thing!