That’ll show’em

Anne Gearan of AP reports:
The United States has some concerns about a rising China, including a military expansion that may be excessive, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday…. “There are concerns about China’s military buildup,” Rice told a television interviewer. “It’s sometimes seemed outsized for China’s regional role.”

Yeah, can’t you see the Chinese quaking in their boots when Mighty Condi expresses her “concerns”?

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Bush sends the vain, cliché-spouting Condoleezza Rice to deal with the Chinese, he sends the less vain but equally cliché-spouting Texas housewife Karen Hughes to deal with the Muslims. His four closest advisors are four silly, light-weight liberal women—Laura, Condi, Karen, and Harriet. We might as well be governed by the wren-like female reporters who sit around the table each Friday evening on PBS’s Washington Week in Review.

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Paul Nachman writes:

Inspired! (Even though I haven’t seen WWIR for decades.)

Some afternoons, people in the lab have NPR on, via computer. All NPR voices sound the same …. the prissy enunciation ….

LA replies:

Thank you.

By wren-like, what I’m thinking of are these de-feminized, low-vitality, little nothings. The type is so consistent—just watch Washington Week in Review once or twice and you’ll see what I mean, the reporters are usually four defeminized little wrens plus one testosterone-challenged male, basically the cast from one of those early-’90s Star Trek spin-offs—that I conclude the producer of WWIR must be a type like that, so she chooses on-air people like herself.

For a quick glance of the type I mean, turn on the News Hour any evening and see Margaret Warner.

Note: Gwen Ifill, the moderator of Washington Week in Review, is obviously not wren-like but large, vital, and very pleased with herself. But that only completes the politically correct iconography of the show: the smiling, glowing, black hostess, three recessive white females, and one weak white male.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 18, 2006 07:08 PM | Send

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