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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Somewhere Over a Rainbow Jonah Goldberg and Alan Keyes are Doing It.

National Review Online Editor-at-Large, and I do mean large, Jonah Goldberg on the Biden/Obama scandal:
Asked about Barack Obama, the Democratic wunderkind, Biden said: “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

This statement didn’t amuse some folks — and highly amused others, particularly his Democratic rivals. A plain reading is indefensible (as Biden has admitted). First, the word “candidate” is missing, so it reads like he’s talking about blacks generally, which everyone agrees is preposterous. But even with that caveat, he seems to be saying that Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Alan Keyes were lacking some or all of those attributes — mainstream, articulate, bright, clean, or nice-looking.

Feel free to play pin-the-adjective on the former candidates. But all I will say is that I’ve met Alan Keyes, and whatever his other flaws, he’s so clean you could eat off him.
Eating off of Alan Keyes? Wow. And Keyes' "other flaws"?? You mean like how he doesn't shave his back hair? This is some pretty gay stuff for National Review. I guess they have to compete with Reason somehow. Of course, talking about eating off a bow-tie-wearing black man is pretty tame next to dressing in leather all the time. But now that I've put the image of Jonah Goldberg licking whip cream off of Alan Keyes' chest into your mind I can take the rest of the day off.