Dear Stacy asks today, “Is Kathleen Parker’s evil under-rated?” and provides his 2009 Evil Top 10 rankings.
First — regarding Kathleen Parker: yes, Stacy. Yes, it is. My headline has quotes because one of the very first indications to me that I was becoming a fiscal conservative was that after one of her more egregious columns — probably an attack on Sarah Palin — I wrote those words in an e-mail to the editors of National Review Online explaining why I thought they should fire Parker’s ass forthwith and that if a liberal Democrat lesbian was explaining this to them it was something they take very seriously, by which I meant, “Do immediately.”
They didn’t, and a few months ago I was mentioning this to a friend who said that she owes her position at National Review to her wealthy husband’s generosity. Gentle and Better Informed Readers, is that true? Did Parker, um, how should I put this — sleep her way to prominence? As a conservative, does Parker hate women who have not ascended in their profession the old-fashioned way, to wit, on their backs? Is that the real reason she hates Sarah Palin, who has overcome amazing obstacles and vanquished powerful enemies by dint of her own efforts — a hatred that surely has only been intensified by Gov. Palin’s new wealth as an author and her proven ability to pwn the president of the United States, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid FROM FACEBOOK?
Anyway, back to Stacy’s list: mostly I agree, but I think the number 2 slot should be considered a wild card, to allow for customization. I nominate Obama — he is destroying the U.S. as a capitalistic democratic republic.
As for number 3, it’s not a tie because Charles Johnson is now effectively working WITH Osama bin Laden. However, since the precedent of a tie has been established, I move to have the number 5 slot be a tie between Fidel and Raul Castro and Kim Jung Il in order to open up the number 7 slot for Oprah Winfrey, who is demonstrably more evil than Charles Manson because she used her public platform and our trust to choose Obama as president, while number 8, Charles Manson, has been restricted to a considerably smaller field of influence for decades now due to his unfortunate incarceration.
In fact, I move to bump Manson in favor of the leaders of the victim identity, race-baiting, capitalism destruction and totalitarian-hugging industries: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Donna Brazile, La Raza, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Naomi Wolf, Arianna Huffington, ACORN leader Bertha Lewis and ACORN founder Wade Rathke, global warming hoax-monger and profiteer Al Gore, the scientists spearheading the global warming hoax at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, science czar John Holdren, and the editors and publishers of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and pretty much everyone at MSNBC and CNN. What? Liberals LOVE diversity and it was their idea that self-esteem comes from praise rather than achievement — they would be offended if just one person were nominated in this slot. Everybody gets a ribbon just for showing up.
Well, well, well, this is a surprise — Maureen Dowd still does not make the cut. I hate when that happens.
So, gentle readers, I would love it if you compare our nominations and share your own.
For heaven’s sake, do not confuse Kathleen Parker with NRO editor, Kathryn Jean Lopez, since they both write for National Review Online. Ms. Lopez took quite the e-mail flaming last year from people who were angry with Kathleen Parker but too lazy to make certain they were writing to the correct target of their wrath.