Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Now, that right there's some silver-tongued oratory

An assistant dean at Tulane University responds with Johnsonian eloquence to the efforts of conservative investigative journalist James O’Keefe.
“Listen to me,” he continued. “You're violating federal law. You spend your life as a snail. You do weird little political things. You're a horse's ass.”
What majestic, withering obloquy! What acerbic wit! The only thing missing was the emphatic shooting of cuffs, and the ostentatious taking of a pinch of snuff. Obviously, there’s nothing more for O’Keefe to do but to withdraw from public life and to find some quiet spot where he might live out the rest of his wretched life in well-deserved obscurity.


RebeccaH said...

This is our political class, folks. Skin like onion paper.

JeffS said...

Letter must have skeered everyone in the courtroom with his eloquent invective.

And I'd hate see him cut loose in a classroom! The students would need professional counseling.

Steve Skubinna said...

Guy's a cross between Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. Yeah, O'Keefe is now finished, but he should be grateful for having participated in what will go down in history as the Ultimate Putdown.

Sure, he's now the political equivalent of the "Agony of Defeat" guy from the old Wide World of Sports TV show, but at least that's something.