Remember when Peggy Noonan was a readable conservative columnist? Her credentials as a speechwriter and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan gave the pert redhead panache beyond her ability to turn a phrase.
Now that she’s closing in on 70, she’s doing a 180° on what Winston Churchill is credited with describing as the natural order of youth and adult reasoning. The saying which still gets quite a workout is: “If you’re not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.” Noonan has turned the adage on its ear.
HotAir carries a copy of Noonan’s most recent column, “Reach Across the Aisle, Mr. President,” which illustrates her downward spiral.
Would Noonan suggest President Trump go with hat in hand to plead with Chuck Schumer to stop degrading Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch as “extreme“? Yes. This Chuck Schumer. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is another Democrat he might try to reason with…if she possessed the mental capacity.
Disoriented Peggy Noonan has unmistakably tumbled down the political rabbit hole. Read her column, sure, but you’ll never read her mind. It’s obviously taken too many twists and turns to be decipherable. After turning on George W. Bush in 2008, she endorsed Barack Obama later that year. Noonan sold her integrity for a bowl of pottage. It can never be regained.