Are you sure they aren’t the same person? Have they ever been seen in the same room at the same time?
Noonan puts her comments into a historical perspective. She misunderstands history but at least she is aware of it.
Parker must go to dinner parties in DC and NYC, write down what people she thinks are smart say, and she parrots that.
But she seems to not get the jokes and the irony goes right over her head.