'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

But Will They Save Pittsburgh?
Peggy of the Island of the Blue Dolphins
And Then Are They Going To Cure Reagan With Their Mysterious Dolphin Magic?

Oh ... shit ... we're done for now. According to the wise and beautiful Wall Street Journal charmer, Peggy Noonan, enchanted dolphins may just save Bush's presidency: (from a Wapo online chat with Noonan)

St. Louis, Mo.: Will enchanted dolphins arrive in time to save President Bush's drowning Presidency like they saved Elian?

Peggy Noonan: Maybe. And maybe he won't need saving. And maybe the Democrats will. And maybe by the election you'll need saving, and perhaps some of Bush's decisions made in connection to the war on terror will save you. It's all the maybes that keep us getting up in the morning with a sense of excitment and anticipation, don't you think?

The question is a reference to an April 2000 WSJ piece, Why Did They Do It? in which Ms. Noonan asserted that dolphins that were similar to "a contingent of angels" saved Elian Gonzalez from being eaten by sharks. Look, I can't make this stuff up. It's also rumored that the dolphins were among those who beat up radio journalist Scott Piasant de Obregon outside the house of Gonzalez's Miami relatives* (Okay, that link doesn't actually mention enchanted dolphins but they were there ... Drudge told me!)

(Thanks to some guy from the comments of Eschaton who was the question asker)

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