Beneath The Southern Cross

May 02, 2008

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Bob Ellis, an uberblogger for Australia’s answer to PBS, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation,  won’t be getting an honorary doctorate from Oral Roberts University anytime soon, having stirred the possum with this diplomatically phrased paean to aspirant Presidential pulchritude :

” Last Monday Hillary Clinton said she’d “obliterate” Iran if Iran attacked Israel and on Tuesday picked up some Jewish, redneck, gun-loving, wog-hating, duck-shooting, Catholic and early-dementia votes in nursing homes…

Her towering frigidity, blazing hubris, bellowing mendacity, varying accent from region to region, her high school-standard acting and ceaseless haughty impersonation of Debbie Reynolds in The Unsinkable Molly Brown have got me properly simmering… She is a stranger to consistency, sincerity and (at a guess) oral sex…

I wouldn’t normally have raised this aspect of her private life but Hillary’s failure to ‘keep the dog on the porch’, as the famous Arkansas phrase puts it, had this not then caused, or partly caused Monica, the impeachment, Karl Rove’s ‘morality politics’, Gore’s loss, Bush’s win and, by global warming, the end of the world; like the length of Cleopatra’s nose it’s been, as it turns out, a big factor in everything that followed including a million deaths in Iraq and therefore probably worth noting by historians like me. ”

Owen Harries couldn’t have put it better.  Is it time for the republic to cash in on generations of research by nominating Jonah Goldberg as lame duck Ambassador to Oz?

Thanks to Mark Steyn for surfacing the ABC link on NRO

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