What Was She Thinking?

By Too Conservative

I’ve devoted at least fifteen seconds of focussed thought to the motivations behind WUSA-TV Anchor Peggy Fox’s question to George Allen in yesterday’s Fairfax debate. In case you missed it, the question was: “It has been reported that your grandfather Felix, whom you were given your middle name for, was Jewish. Could you tell us whether your forebears include Jews and, if so, at which point Jewish identity might have ended?” Allen’s response was appropriately one of incredulity. Better yet, the audience, a goodly portion of whom were probably not Allen supporters, immediately expressed their disgust with audible boos and hisses. But the questions about the question remains.Â

Where was Ms. Fox going with this question? What voter-valued information did she think it would elicit? Would the welfare of Virginia’s citizens be affected by the answer (whatever that might be)? Would we gain insights into the character or competence of George Allen by having that geneological information? Was there an implication that having Jewish ancestry is a bad thing? (Some of my favorite religious figures were Jewish, including my Most Favorite).

It is puzzling and reinforces the sentiment I expressed in yesterday’s post that I wish they would get away from having the press ask questions at these “debates.” There may be a need for a moderator to make the trains run on time, but we could do without the goofy questions from DC-based newsreaders. Â


Comments

  • AWCheney says:

    And btw, you really hit on my reasoning for using the diminutive of your name Jimmy, “It’s sure a helluva lot more accurate than referring to by a nickname with which I haven’t been addressed since I was five (part of a rant from his own site).” Act like a 5-year-old who should have his mouth washed out with soap and you get treated like one. If you prefer, I could call you “Willy” when you behave that way, as someone suggested I do some months ago.

  • Grapes says:

    Jimboooooooooooooooooooooooo Young!

    Oh my, Jimbo, I just got off the phone with t and he is seething furious at you for your horrific name-calling of his distinquished friend Anke and your false accusations about the veracity of Anke and t. I told t everything you wrote Jimbo. t will return to town late this evening from a litigation trip, and will hopefully address your ugly smears at that time. You crossed the line this time Jimbo.

  • t says:

    Anke is a distinguished member of our community; recognized by most as a woman of class, grace, intellect, wit, and charm. Is there anyone in the blogoshpere that believes the same about you Jimbo? Your vicious tongue embarrasses only you Jimbo, not others. You seem to pride yourself on setting new lows for undignified behavior. How truly classless.

  • James Young says:

    Well, in response to your comments, I can only respond appropriately. Bitch. What’s your most prominent accomplishment again? Running the sleazy primary campaign of a local icon and nearly managing to get him beat by someone you characterize as a buffoon? Your elaborate pretensions don’t even have the virtue of an internal logical consistency. How impressive!

    As for “t” and “Sour,” only someone as foolish as, well, you know who would take your rantings seriously, or concomitantly, worry about the insults of the cowardly. Receiving accolades from caricatures might satisfy a living caricature like the aforementioned individual, but the lack thereof from the likes of you bothers me not at all.

  • AWCheney says:

    Actually Willy (or would you prefer Jimmy?), my accomplishments go back over the course of many years but they are a bit too numerous to list, unlike your meagar offerings. You don’t want to hold my mirror up to yours…yours will crack.

  • AWCheney says:

    Besides, I don’t feel the need to continually blow my own horn as you seem to need. You wouldn’t be just a little insecure, would you?

  • AWCheney says:

    My pardon…I just noticed a typo that will surely lead into another rant by Willy (despite the fact that he takes little care himself…note quote from his site). The word is meager, of course.

  • t says:

    Jimbo,
    My father is a lifelong alcoholic. When he was in one of his notorious drunken stupors, he spoke to my mother the same way you speak to Anke. I didn’t like it then and I don’t like it now. I stood up to him then and I will stand up to you now. I wish to meet with you in person this Saturday at 9:00 A.M. at the clinic to “discuss” the appropriate way to speak to women. Please be there. You owe Anke an apology, sir.

  • AWCheney says:

    t, he really owes you an apology more than me…he’s called me much worse before so I doubt that he would consider apologizing now. BTW, feel free to email me, pseudonomysly if you like. AWCheney1@AOL.com

  • NoVA Scout says:

    It’s always hard to know what to do about that kind of filth. I hope Anke will forgive us for just leaving the comments up on the premise that they are not taken seriously as descriptions of the intended target, but are more cautionary examples of the general collapse of civility and manners among some denizens of this rotten secular culture. If any target of that kind of language asked us to delete the comment, I think we would oblige.

    Going back to the happy subject of “Felix,” I always assumed the Webb people were trying to make Allen sound a bit European or (gasp!) even French. Not very mature, not very effective. Silly buggers kid campaigners nonsense. I did not take it to imply a race or religion. I knew a dog in Paris named Felix who had no discernible ethnic or religious disposition (well, ethnically, he was a standard poodle). I’ve also known (less happily) several Frenchmen named Felix. There was no ethnic or religious unifier among them.

  • AWCheney says:

    Not to worry NoVA…as I noted, he’s said much worse before so I’ve grown rather accustomed to his rantings and they make him look so infantile and foolish. I have also heard from a few people that they look forward to our distinctive reparte. I wouldn’t want to disappoint them.

  • t says:

    Jimbo,
    Just writing to confirm that we are meeting at the abortuary at Grove and Boulevard at 9:00 A.M. tomorrow. Grapes will be there as well, and, I believe, Cornelius. I am asking you to hold to this appointment, James. As you know, it is imperative that we speak face-to-face.

  • t says:

    I just returned from the clinic James, and you did not show. I am flabbergasted at your refusal to appear.

    On a happier note, there were 31 pro-lifers at the clinic protesting along with t this morning. Tomorrow is “Life-Chain Sunday”. We will gather along the streets adjacent to the clinic holding large signs saying “Abortion Kills Children” from 1:30 until 2:30 P.M., followed by a pro-life ecumenical church service at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Please all pro-lifers make an effort to attend this time of fellowship, ministry and worship. For the babies.

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