Walk the Plank

Here's a theory about Republican re-orientation that sounds really exciting: Peggy Noonan says "It's pirate time."
Now is the time to fight and be fearless, to be surprising, to break out of lockstep, to be the one thing Republicans aren't supposed to be, and that is interesting. Now's the time to put a dagger 'tween their teeth, wave a sword, grab a rope and swing aboard the enemy's galleon.
That sounds great. Throw out the rules, grab a blade, and start swinging. And what does she go on to suggest that these wild swashbucklers do?

Endorse gun control, tax increases on the very rich, and "immigration reform."

Apparently when Republican Pirates yell "Surrender!" they are to precede the exclamation with "I."


Eric Blair said...

I pay no attention to anything Peggy Noonan says.

Texan99 said...

Seconded. She's got a sense for how to get in with the in-crowd, but no apparent principles.

Cass said...

There's something about Peggy Noonan that lends credence to all the old stereotypes about women being controlled by their hormones.


Anonymous said...

Ms. Noonan needs to travel outside the NYC-DC corridor a little more. And not to the West Coast enclaves, either. Even if talking to non-insiders did not change her opinions, at least it would give her a change of scenery and a chance to reflect on the idea that the views from outside the Inner Circle have merit.


douglas said...

It's disappointing, as when she was writing for Reagan, and for a while thereafter where she was repeating much she helped him say, she had some good things to say. Lately, not so much.

MikeD said...

Exactly Douglas. There was a conservative in there once. What in the world happened?