September 11, 2004

Gnawing old plots...

Pejman noted this great comment on Dan Rather in a post by WizBang:

Why do I have this image of Saruman up in the tower surrounded by his ruined kingdom, perhaps with bloggers hanging out below smoking some Long-Bottom leaf and laughing.
Posted by: Steve Cormier
Rather as Saruman...it fits, it fits.
....You have become a fool, Saruman, and yet pitiable. You might yet have turned away from folly and evil, and have been of service. But you chose to stay, and gnaw the ends of your old plots. Stay then! but I warn you, you will not easily come out again...
-- Gandalf, in The Two Towers, page 241.
The free people of the world are at war with a deadly danger, but Dan Rather and the "Eastern Liberal Establishment," as we Nixon-Era Republicans used to call it, gnaw old plots obsessively, and refuse to see that the world has changed utterly.

Posted by John Weidner at September 11, 2004 11:00 AM
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