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Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Did you hear that? That's the sound of Atlas Shrugged's fangirl panties sliding to the floor as she scores an interview with John Bolton.
What I most admire about John Bolton is his steely demeanor and moral clarity. His spectacular fortitude in the face of scoundrels, liars, and internationally sanctioned criminals never fails to surprise and delight me.[snip]

Do you not love that Bolton reads the blog. I mean, how cool is that?

[snip]Atlas: Did you grow up in a Jewish neighborhood?

JB: No

Atlas: Did you know many Jews growing up?

JB: Nope

Atlas: It it seems to me you like Jews.

JB: Hysterical laughter

Atlas: Seriously folks
I'm just asking you because I find it's refreshing, and it's unique, and it's not the everyday so I mean, did you -- was your first love a Jewish girl? I'm just curious........ where'd it come from? C'mon John.

JB: Actually she was, but she wasn't religious.

Both laughing now. I am clapping .............

Atlas: Thank you for that, so much appreciate it. A couple of other things just because I want to know. I know you have no free time but when you do, what do you like to do? Do you like to go to the movies? Do you like to cook?

JB: Just about

Atlas: Do you like to go bowling? Oh c''mon ............

JB: (Laughing) I take care of my daughter

Atlas: Awwwwww..................that's lovely.

Bolton is a fine man. Great. We're lucky to have him. While taking enormous risks...... he is, in a word, unafraid.
About halfway through reading that interview I stopped laughing at her and started cringing for her. Her peers obviously thought she did a good job though -- some nuggets from the comments -- "I love this. Pamela, you are so kewl." "I bet you flirted like crazy. It would be hard not to." "Excellent interview, Pamela. It seems like you really made the guy compfortable." "Well done, Pamela. I've fantasized about talking to John Bolton face to face and telling him that he is my hero; I'll just have to live vicariously through you on this one."

Ugh! Ugh! I feel unclean. Thanks a lot, Ezra.