From Pine View Farm

“Politics Ain’t Beanbag” 3

Kathleen Parker has a sad.

Her sad does not extend to the role of the punditocracy in embracing ontheonehand/ontheotherhand and what Driftglass calls “But the Democrats” over fact.



  1. George Smith

    November 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Ah, the wisdom of the mid-six figure paid centrist pundit, like the other three hundred or so of them, chiding the rest of us stupid and dirty wretches for not being able to get along and come together. It was amusing to wonder what mile high Denver readers would make of the reference to preferring to be down at the “bait shop”. 

  2. Frank

    November 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    For some reason, your characterization of her reaction made me think of the lady in the intro to Masterpiece Mystery, who faints as she faintly cries, “ooooooh.”

    Ultimately, the punditocracy (with the exception of Paul Krugman and few others) has no principles. They care only for the game.

    They’re like ESPN football announcers who, on opening day, forget about the payoffs; the underhanded coaching; the sex, drugs, and alcohol; and the recruiting scandals.

  3. George Smith

    November 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Actually, do you ever think she’s been in a “bait shop” other than passing by on the way to second vacation home on your eastern shore or the Outer Banks near Water Lily or something? So it’s a bit contrived. I’d have been more impressed if she’s written about tinkling her jewelry at the Brad Paisley show on the White House lawn on July 4. And I suspect we do a little injustice to the ESPN send and their tier guys and gals who do all the down market games between the conference the cellar dwellers, season opener jump on the grenade and get slaughtered for the athletic department funding paychecks in Columbus or Norman and traditional doormats. They don’t cover the reality either but they probably get compensated very less well, too.