Kathy Shaidle

Glenn Beck’s educated, sophisticated critics have never heard of Nobel Prize winning poet

Posted on June 10 2010 1:30 pm
Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, now entering its 11th year online. Her latest book is Acoustic Ladylandkathy shaidle, which Mark Steyn calls "a must-read."
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Sad, but predictable.

Glenn Beck’s publisher made a “trailer” for his forthcoming novel, The Overton Window (see below).

The reaction to the poetry chosen to accompany the trailer drew predictable reactions from the “Bush is a moron” crowd at the Huffington Post:

With lines like “The dog returns to his vomit” and “The burnt fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the fire,” it’s very clear what this book is about. Nothing.

Too bad nobody in the comments section — until the thread got way out of control — recognized these lines as those written by… Nobel Prize Winning poet Rudyard Kipling, in his very famous poem, “The Gods of the Copybook Headings.”

When I say “very famous,” I should qualify that the poem is extremely popular among conservatives, because it memorably illustrates such conservative principles as: the human condition is tragic; original sin is real; human nature is universal and inalterable; and Nature Herself will not be fooled.

So you can understand why the highly educated, sophisticated and enlightened liberals who hover around the Huffington Post like flies on a turd have never heard of it…

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