Comments: I Also Have A Dream

Really? This strikes you as funny? Because it strikes me as nauseating. If I had been present when it occurred, and had a gun, the only thing that would have saved Will's life would be that I wouldn't, in fact, have had a gun, because I've never had a gun. Other than that. . .

Posted by Maud at July 9, 2009 09:53 AM

You don't think it's funny to imagine George Will demonstrating that he is exactly the person you always assumed him to be?

If you couldn't get any enjoyment out of that, I question your enjoyment-calibration. The only thing that could improve on the situation as described would have been if he'd also been wearing a top hat and talking about the "Great Game."

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at July 9, 2009 10:12 AM

If only there was video of Will weeping on Nancy Reagan's shoulder after his wife left him.

Failing that, there's this.

Posted by Dennis Perrin at July 9, 2009 10:36 AM

You know, that cringe genre has gone mainstream. You can just watch "The Office" or something, rather than hope for an obscure video of an insufferable pundit.

Posted by laym at July 9, 2009 02:35 PM

You don't think it's funny to imagine George Will demonstrating that he is exactly the person you always assumed him to be?

Video or audio would be awesome. It sounds like this was a side conversation, though, so it's probably unlikely.

Posted by Batocchio at July 9, 2009 03:59 PM

Maybe Will was trolling for a certain Supreme Court Justice?

from the New York Times:

Q: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?

JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.

"Growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of." The Tony Soprano of jurisprudence.

Posted by Oarwell at July 9, 2009 06:39 PM

The only thing that could improve on the situation as described would have been if he'd also been wearing a top hat

Actually, catching him also wearing blackface would pretty much do it for me.

Posted by NomadUK at July 10, 2009 07:36 AM

Personally, I wouldn't mind watching him fall into an open manhole and die.

Comedy!

Posted by Dayv at July 10, 2009 10:30 AM

"Take it somewhere else, buster!"


Not quite as good as an open manhole, and no video, but never underestimate the power of imagination:

"A subsequent issue of Washingtonian reported that a pile of Will's belongings appeared one day in front of his Chevy Chase, Md., home with a sign on top that read, "Take it somewhere else, buster."

http://www.salon.com/news/1998/02/12newsa.html

Posted by N E at July 10, 2009 01:17 PM

What about the insufferably arrogant spinmeisters and talking heads of the pwoggie sort? It's not like Al Franken hasn't stepped in a big pile of Zionist dogshit or anything like that. And it's not like Randi Rhodes has anything to offer except calling GOP members idiots and retrograde cavemen.

Picking on George Will is about as difficult as shooting fish in a barrel. The dude is a poindexter par excellence who revels in authoritarian nonsense because that's the sort of thing that protects poindexters like him from bullies like Michael Moore(waistlinegrowth).

Easy targets... so boring. So completely boring!

Posted by Juan Seis-Olla at July 10, 2009 06:37 PM

poindexter par excellence who revels in authoritarian nonsense because that's the sort of thing that protects poindexters like him from bullies like Michael Moore(waistlinegrowth).

Because otherwise Michael Moore would totally beat him up at the flagpole after school.

Posted by guh? at July 10, 2009 11:21 PM

poindexter par excellence who revels in authoritarian nonsense because that's the sort of thing that protects poindexters like him from bullies like Michael Moore(waistlinegrowth).

Because otherwise Michael Moore would totally beat him up at the flagpole after school.

Posted by guh? at July 10, 2009 11:21 PM

Somebody's not understanding this whole "blog" business.

Posted by SteveB at July 11, 2009 12:57 AM

Come on, guys. This is just Team Blue wish fulfillment. Is it not possible, even probable, especially given the setting, that Will was not mocking the speech, or MLK, but just the teaching of Ebonics? That he was saying something along the lines of "look how ineffective this speech would have been if it had been delivered in non-standard English"?

Posted by none at July 12, 2009 05:28 PM

That he was saying something along the lines of "look how ineffective this speech would have been if it had been delivered in non-standard English"?

I'm certain that's the point he thought he was trying to make. But that doesn't change how funny it would be to see him doing this, nor that he was actually making another point, and about himself rather than ebonics.

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at July 12, 2009 05:49 PM