Peggy Noonan: Wouldn't It Be Funny If Obama Told Olympians "They Didn't Build That"?

If you've been reading Nooners over the years, you've certainly noticed that one of her favorite moves is to make up a quote by an unnamed "friend" -- usually a "Democrat" -- that happens to hit exactly the partisan point she wants to make. I was

If you've been reading Nooners over the years, you've certainly noticed that one of her favorite moves is to make up a quote by an unnamed "friend" -- usually a "Democrat" -- that happens to hit exactly the partisan point she wants to make.

I was home surfing the Net and a friend instant-messaged me: “Are you watching Oprah? Gore is winning the election.”

And,

...I prefer the observation of a friend who is not a Republican that Mr. Lieberman looks like Henry Gibson, of “Laugh-In” and “Nashville” fame, and like Harpo Marx without the horn.

And,

A friend of mine who is liberal and a Democrat sighs that Mr. Gore now seems like someone whose innards have been taken over by pod people; he is a robot, or something worse, something—Damien-like!

And,

One summer day in the late 1990s I had a long talk with an elected official who was a friend and longtime political supporter of President Clinton. I asked him why, if Bill Clinton cared so much about his legacy, he didn’t take steps to make America safer from terrorism.

And,

Mr. Obama hails from Chicago, but no one would confuse him with Chicagoans like Richard Daley or Dan Rostenkowski, or Harold Washington. “There is something colorless and odorless about him,” says a friend.

And there's plenty more where that came from.

Well, in Friday's WSJ, she trots out Her Insightful Friend Who Hates Democrats, yet again.

From a friend watching the Olympics: "How about that Michael Phelps? But let's remember he didn't win all those medals, someone else did. After all, he and I swam in public pools, built by state employees using tax dollars. He got training from the USOC, and ate food grown by the Department of Agriculture. He should play fair and share his medals with people like me, who can barely keep my head above water, let alone swim."

The note was merry and ironic. And as the games progress, we'll be hearing a lot more of this kind of thing, because President Obama's comment—"You didn't build that"—is the political gift that keeps on giving.

Yeah, wouldn't it be just HILARIOUS if Obama told an Olympian he didn't get there on his own? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

ROMNEY: You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power. For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them.We’ve already cheered the Olympians, let’s also cheer the parents, coaches, and communities.

Oops.

Nooners might want to get a new "friend" who follows politics a little more closely, or at least, can use Teh Googles.

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