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'...."Jacques Chirac and Kofi Annan, a pantomime horse in which both men are playing the rear end. "
That is the funniest thing I have read this year. Every time I read it I laugh even harder. A writer could literally claim his career an outstanding success just by penning that single line. Steyn gets one of those out about once a week......'

I predict this phrase will enter our lexicon, and see a great deal of use. This is a quote for the ages.


35 posted on 01/31/2005 7:22:45 AM PST by Renfield (Philosophy chair at the University of Wallamalloo!!)
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To: Renfield; Hegewisch Dupa; shaggy eel; Byron_the_Aussie

<< '...."Jacques Chirac and Kofi Annan, a pantomime horse in which both men are playing the rear end. "
That is the funniest thing I have read this year. Every time I read it I laugh even harder. A writer could literally claim his career an outstanding success just by penning that single line. Steyn gets one of those out about once a week......' >>

Once?

<< In Commonwealth countries, of course, we have the concept of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, so called because the Loyal Opposition carries on like a hysterical old queen. Thus, Kim Beazley, back in the saddle and already sore -- on the very eve of the Iraqi election triumph, when elementary prudence might have suggested waiting 24 hours before singing another refrain of "When It's Quagmire Time on the Tigris."

But the old new Labor Party leader had barely taken possession of the keys to the executive washroom before he was "warning" the US that it risked being bogged down in -- all together now -- "a long-running civil war in Iraq ...."

..... What's the point of Beazley teetering on the brink of retirement for half a decade only to come back and hurl himself into the abyss of yesterday's cliches? >>

Is perfect.

Perfectly astute [Australian] local knowledge, that is.

If Mark Steyn isn't the world's greatest columnist, I'll eat my hat!

What a Gem!


61 posted on 01/31/2005 9:09:04 AM PST by Brian Allen (I fly and can therefore be envious of no man -- Per Adua Ad Astra!)
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