The Corner

Olympian Politics, Cont’d

From a reader:

Dear Jonah,

Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien and John Stewart and that guy who sleeps with his staffers can’t get a lot of laughs with TARP jokes. They WILL get a lot of laughs with this Olympian failure. It’s too obvious of a target for them to ignore. And that’s why it was an error on President Obama’s part. His political capital diminishes every time he’s the butt of talk show humor.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

When the Tide Comes In

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader, “Save Ike from the Kikes.” I’d better explain. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Nazi troll armies’ march ... Read More
Film & TV

Celebrity Activists Do Not Help

Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More