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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
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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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