Monday, March 7, 2011
Mary Katharine Ham: Hamming It Up Too Much
Out of all the conservative talkers, we probably find Mary Katharine Ham to be the most insufferable - and yeah, that's saying a lot when we include the likes of Bible-thumping bulldogs like Sean Hannity. Even when we agree with her - as we do here - she still comes off as being as smug as any San Francisco liberal (what's with her gratuitous reappearance for a hair flip at the end of this piece?)
Sure, she's not bad looking, and has a mouth that a friend of ours won't shut up about, but other than those typical superficial female attributes that women use to get ahead, there's absolutely nothing special about Mary Katharine Ham. So she's noticed the "new civility/new tone" is hypocrisy in action? Well, whoop-de-doo, that pretty much puts her with everyone who isn't a liberal out there. Does she have anything else to add to that observation? Sure:
That fucking hair flip.
Look, Mary Katharine Ham is a staunch conservative, and she does really well defending our ideals on the TV talk shows we've seen her on (when we bother watching). But if "new conservatism" is going to have legitimacy attacking, say, Tina Brown's "new" Newsweek as "staleness, meaning a lack of both a) editorial imagination and b) news" then the Right, too, will have to do better than trying to cover those same deficiencies by plastering another woman's face before the public and claiming it's a great leap forward. It ain't:
And the fact our friend is focused on Mary Katharine Ham's mouth - and not what comes out of it - is proof enough of that.
[The controversy continues,...]