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What I Saw at the Inauguration (More Peggy Noonan Gushing)
WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | January 23, 2009 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 01/23/2009 7:35:24 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Washington

It was like "The Canterbury Tales."

That's what it was like last Saturday, in LaGuardia Airport, on the shuttle to Washington packed full of people going to the inauguration of President Obama. A handsome, affluent black woman in first class—fur hat, chic silver jewelry—laughed on a cell phone as a businessman—tall, black, middle aged—hurried down the aisle in black overcoat and Burberry scarf. A young man in slouchy jeans and dark watchman's cap, iPod buds in place, nodded, in coach, to the tune in his head. Two young white men in beige cowboy hats and grey fleece jackets came on board. Where you from? "Montana!" they said in unison. A boy, 10 or so, learning-impaired, sat with his grandmother. Where you from? I asked him. Shyly: "Detroit. Kentucky." Middle-aged and older black women in their proud, broad-brimmed hats sat primly, purses clutched on laps. A young black family all in jumpsuits posed for pictures. An air of great sweetness. The tender way people laugh too loud when they're a little nervous, and excited, and know they're part of something and it's big.

Everyone had a story. It was this young woman's first time on a plane. Two little girls, 8 and 11, with their mother, from West Palm Beach, Fla., had never been to Washington. "We're going to see Mr. Obama," the older girl said, noting the obvious to another dullard adult. I told her I'd met him and he's a very nice man, and her eyes went wide: You can meet him?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ettupeggy; inauguration; kneelingforzero; natteringnabobnoonan; obama; peggynoonan; zeroworship

1 posted on 01/23/2009 7:35:24 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

bump for later.


2 posted on 01/23/2009 7:36:26 AM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Piggy is a tool.


3 posted on 01/23/2009 7:37:53 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am officially changing this womans name to Peggy Spoonin’.


4 posted on 01/23/2009 7:39:26 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I stopped listening, or reading, this frauds stuff after the ‘open mike’ incident last year.

I hope MSNBC is paying her well, I suspect her book sales will never be what they were prior to last years outting.


5 posted on 01/23/2009 7:39:32 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Perdogg

I refuse to read anything more from her.


6 posted on 01/23/2009 7:39:43 AM PST by classified
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To: Badeye

open mic with Peggy!


7 posted on 01/23/2009 7:39:50 AM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
A handsome, affluent black woman in first class—fur hat, chic silver jewelry—laughed on a cell phone as a businessman—tall, black, middle aged—hurried down the aisle in black overcoat and Burberry scarf.

Hey, arrogance and pretense are exemplary in thier adherence to equal-opportunity principles. And, what, this didn't exist BO?

OY, Peggy Noonan! I guess I'd better read this so I can fire back one slug instead of a bunch of buckshot.

Maybe later.

8 posted on 01/23/2009 7:39:52 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ok Peggy, we get it. Blacks are ecstatic that one of their own made it to the White House. Now get back to your day job.


9 posted on 01/23/2009 7:40:46 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Peggy Neutered is a Libtard.

10 posted on 01/23/2009 7:40:55 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Palin/Jindal '12---Now dog gone it, you betcha!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The same “conservative” Piggy Noonan, who is and has been fawning all over Barama, that derided President Bush's 2nd Inaugural address as being to firm. She's worthless or worse!
11 posted on 01/23/2009 7:41:15 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think someone has Jungle Fever...


12 posted on 01/23/2009 7:41:50 AM PST by ReeseBN38416
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It was like “The Canterbury Tales.”

More like woodstock meets the million man march.


13 posted on 01/23/2009 7:42:28 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I saw an affirmative action candidate with no accomplishments and reflexive Marxism waving the white flag to Islamonazis.


14 posted on 01/23/2009 7:42:39 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Dissent is Patriotic. Palin 2012!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"A handsome, affluent black woman in first class—fur hat, chic silver jewelry—laughed on a cell phone as a businessman—tall, black, middle aged—hurried down the aisle in black overcoat and Burberry scarf. A young man in slouchy jeans and dark watchman's cap, iPod buds in place, nodded, in coach, to the tune in his head. Two young white men in beige cowboy hats and grey fleece jackets came on board."

Yep! Those kind of people never existed under the Bush War Crime Regime! /sarc

15 posted on 01/23/2009 7:43:02 AM PST by avacado
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She annoys me as much nowadays as Peggy from King of the Hill.

Why don’t you just curl up with a good book Peggy and spare us your giggly girl romantic bs? This man and the implications for our future resulting from his policy decisions are nothing romantic or rosy or anything good. She has checked her brains at the door. This is not a freaking fairy tell, dear God in heaven help us.


16 posted on 01/23/2009 7:46:05 AM PST by SaintDismas
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Seems like the elegant and intelligent headed to DC while the beer-swigging, unwashed, superstitious (that God thing), gun-toting, unpatriotic idiots stayed home, picking at their one remaining tooth, clutching the Confederate flag, and muttering monosyllables about hating change and people of color.
17 posted on 01/23/2009 7:46:18 AM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: indylindy

Peggy Swooning might work as well. I’m disgusted at myself for admiring her writing at one time. Blech.


18 posted on 01/23/2009 7:46:39 AM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Peggy Noonan has always been unreliable and made lots of left-leaning comments after she left the Reagan administration, too. That she was leaning right recently made many not familiar with her over the years think she’s a dedicated conservative but she’s not. This stuff is pretty true to form for her.


19 posted on 01/23/2009 7:46:47 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She should get an apartment with Maureen Dowd so they can share sweaters in August and take turns feeding their fifty cats.


20 posted on 01/23/2009 7:46:47 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SaintDismas

fairy tell=fairy tale sorry guys


21 posted on 01/23/2009 7:46:59 AM PST by SaintDismas
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Peggy shut up you blathering fool.


22 posted on 01/23/2009 7:47:48 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

For an older woman, her knees seem quite durable.


23 posted on 01/23/2009 7:47:48 AM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Courtesy of ThePeoplesCube

24 posted on 01/23/2009 7:48:25 AM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How many of these well dressed individuals are living off the Goverment Teat?


25 posted on 01/23/2009 7:49:05 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: SaintDismas

She used Reagan as far as she could to advance her career, now she has a new person to betray when it becomes convenient.


26 posted on 01/23/2009 7:50:43 AM PST by RandyGH (Democrats--So far left they've left America)
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To: GOPPachyderm

Don’t feel bad, I did too. She is really trying to still get a gig. This must be what she has resorted to. Keith Olbermann is probably booking her right now. LOL


27 posted on 01/23/2009 7:50:55 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Peggy Noonan is dead to me.


28 posted on 01/23/2009 7:51:34 AM PST by Demian
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To: Petronski

I swear, there seem to be an awful lot of people in this country whose minds have turned to mush in the last 100 days. The delusion is strong....


29 posted on 01/23/2009 7:52:13 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Peggy is the blue-blood country club Northeastern Republican Rush warned us about on The Hannity Show interview.
30 posted on 01/23/2009 7:53:08 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A picture is worth a thousand words.

31 posted on 01/23/2009 7:54:20 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dissent is patriotic - Hussein is not and will never be my president.)
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To: RandyGH

Yep. She’s rode that horse til it’s dead. WE were her consumers, her buyers. I hope she has all the money she needs because that income stream is bone dry as far as I’m concerned. I will put anything I have of hers out at my next garage sale, FOR FREE.


32 posted on 01/23/2009 7:56:50 AM PST by SaintDismas
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To: avacado
Exactly... These first-hand accounts of Peggy's interaction with members of the oppressed underclass who have been hiding in the shadows for all these years and whose lives have been cruelly savaged by this heartless and bigoted society are truly heart-rending...

/s

33 posted on 01/23/2009 7:57:56 AM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Petronski
For an older woman, her knees seem quite durable.

She uses heavy duty pads:


34 posted on 01/23/2009 7:58:08 AM PST by 50mm (Kitties are restless.)
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To: Perdogg
Piggy is a tool.

Spellcheck is your friend (I'm not referring to the first word, but the last).

35 posted on 01/23/2009 7:58:51 AM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It was like "The Canterbury Tales."

"The Fool's Tale."

36 posted on 01/23/2009 8:02:42 AM PST by Rocko (America First -- 0bama Last)
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Ms. Noonan: In the off chance that your ego requires that you google your articles and you run across this thread, I do not think that Ronald Reagan would approve of your intellectual bankruptcy and abandonment of his principles so as to go to the right parties.*spit*


37 posted on 01/23/2009 8:15:03 AM PST by eureka! (Dear Lord: Some epiphanies for some of the 'rats now in charge, particularly BO? Please...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Does she still think that she is relevant as a “Republican”?


38 posted on 01/23/2009 8:20:15 AM PST by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

To Quote Archie Bunker - “A bird that always flies in the fog is called a dingbat.”


39 posted on 01/23/2009 8:20:52 AM PST by TomHarkinIsNotFromIowa (For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I can’t see how any conservative can stand to read this woman, much less post her here. What can you say about her? She’s gone her own way. I even sound over dramatic to myself but I feel betrayed by this woman. I’m not getting over the way she treated Palin.


40 posted on 01/23/2009 8:54:42 AM PST by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What a naive woman. The dolt, Obama, is a walking affectation, and uncouth to boot.
Noonan should again watch the inauguration parade. Several times her 'hero' wipes his running nose with his glove, then, at approximately 6:45pm he wipes again, with the side of his glove, and then immediately put this part of the glove in his mouth.
Later, a band passed while playing Scots songs, ('Will Ye Go Lassie Go' being one of them). Scotland of course has no national anthem, but there stood President Scatterbrain with his hand solemnly over his heart.
Noonan also must be attracted to the same type of *ahem* man that many liberal gals are, i.e., effete, and could easily be mistaken for gay. Or perhaps she's yearning to get a 'fist bump' from her favorite new bro.
41 posted on 01/23/2009 9:48:11 AM PST by jla (Sarah! 45)
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To: jla

You couth have seen this coming...


42 posted on 01/23/2009 9:59:37 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Old Professer
Can't wait to see pictures of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Slouchin' Michelle standing aside each other.
Surely a moment that will make Americans beam.
43 posted on 01/23/2009 10:21:20 AM PST by jla (Sarah! 45)
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To: classified

What do we NEED Peggy for anymore. We’ve already GOT one Maureen Dowd!!


44 posted on 01/23/2009 11:51:42 AM PST by noah (noah)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“The tender way people laugh too loud when they’re a little nervous, and excited, and know they’re part of something and it’s big.”

Indeed, they’re part of something ‘BIG’...

... What’s ‘BIG’ is that half the citizens of America appear to be suffering from some form of dementia!

STE=Q


45 posted on 01/23/2009 1:12:00 PM PST by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Her writing style really grates on me now, she sounds like a ******* dope-smoking hippy.

She must have a mental disorder- headupthebuttitis.


46 posted on 01/23/2009 1:19:39 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: noah

Yes and I heard Dowd yesterday in an interview and she is beginning to sound more and more like Helen Thomas...Everybody is beginning to morph into each other!


47 posted on 01/24/2009 4:17:35 AM PST by classified
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