Thursday, November 30, 2006

George Will Slams James Webb

George Will in the Washington Post on James Webb's lack of class: "Webb certainly has conveyed what he is: a boor. Never mind the patent disrespect for the presidency. Webb's more gross offense was calculated rudeness toward another human being -- one who, disregarding many hard things Webb had said about him during the campaign, asked a civil and caring question, as one parent to another...

"...he might consider this: In a republic, people decline to be led by leaders who are insufferably full of themselves."

4 Comments:

Anonymous D K B said...

People in a Republic also laugh at columnists who are insufferably full of themselves......witness George Will who ignores the biggest BOOR in the room, G.W.Bush, (also a notorious mis-user of the English language) and attempts to lodge an attack on the genial academic, James Webb.

Give us a break, George.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James Webb is certainly not genial and I would put Will's work against the pedantic drivel Webb meters out anyday. Orbiting academic circles does not bestow class by any measure of the word.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

How someone can find rudeness and a wish to "slug" someone "genial" is beyond me... Sigh.

Laura

4:52 PM  
Blogger Wolf Flywheel said...

So writing about adult males having erotic adventures with little boys gives you class and makes one an intellectual, d k b ? I guess we all have our right to opinion. I feel that (albiet it not an important one) a problem we have today is that the country's "elite" , no matter how inane they may be, just consider themselves an 'academic'. Our elected officials are especially guilty of assuming this title and labeling their friends as such. Remember the words of Plato, " "those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."

6:04 AM  

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