Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Malkin on Bush: Wonkette-ization?

I'm usually in agreement with Michelle Malkin on most things, but I have to say I can't see how she can refer to a couple of slightly risque jokes at the White House Correspondents Dinner as 'Wonkette-ization'. Ana Marie Cox is a pretty good writer, and usually quite funny, but her taste in humor is often explicit and pornographic. What Mrs. Bush did was simply to use the incongruity of her public persona and the notion that she would tell a daring joke to make the humor all the more real and spontaneous. They're people, after all, the President and First Lady. Laura Bush was fantastic, funny, and very appealing; this is much ado about nothing...

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