Peggy Noonan Puts ‘BDS’ To BedJuly 13, 2007
Longtime conservative author, columnist and Fox News contributor Peggy Noonan addressed the issue of Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) today in a WSJ opinion piece: American Grit — We can’t fire the president right now, so we’re waiting it out. —
I’m not referring to what used to be called Bush Derangement Syndrome. That phrase suggested that to passionately dislike the president was to be somewhat unhinged. No one thinks that anymore. I received an email before the news conference from as rock-ribbed a Republican as you can find, a Georgia woman (middle-aged, entrepreneurial) who’d previously supported him. She said she’d had it. “I don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth.” I was startled by her vehemence only because she is, as I said, rock-ribbed. Her email reminded me of another, one a friend received some months ago: “I took the W off my car today,” it said on the subject line. It sounded like a country western song, like a great lament.
Personally, I always chuckled when someone accuses me of ‘suffering’ from BDS. I do find her line “No one thinks that anymore” to be pretty interesting, because as I type this, my pals at LGF are commenting on this latest post: Peace Activism Meets Al Qaeda Meets BDS
See also my other recent post: I Think We Can Put The Pejorative ‘BDS’ To Bed Now