Friday, April 20, 2007

Peggy Noonan Gets Introspective

What's the best way to describe your columns, Peg?

"The self-serving meanderings of a crazy, self-indulgent narcissist" is one.

Peg's penetrating analysis on the Virginia Tech shootings? Somebody should have done something.

What that something is, Peg doesn't exactly say. Except that someone should have removed Cho from campus -- he should have been "removed from the college population." Which act would both immediately erect a force field around the entire campus and render everyone living outside the campus invulnerable to bullets. Problem solved.

Peg also opines that what shouldn't be done is to increase "funding for mental health services in the United States." Presuambly because once the guy was off campus he wouldn't need mental health services, either voluntarily or involuntarily. But note that Peg also believes the campus mental health services are responsible ("Way to take responsibility," she sneers) for failing to either cure Cho or prevent him from acting.

You can't help but be impressed by the fact that one of the United States' leading national newspapers prints critiques of mental health issues by a woman who believes in magic dolphins and, albeit to a lesser extent, the competence of George W. Bush.

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