That’s Some Party

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A man named Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a book about the Democratic Party, originally titled “The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life,” but after a teeny tiny bit of criticism, he changed this to “The Party of Death: The Assault on The Sanctity of Life.” Nothing anyone could possibly interpret as polemical about that, of course, but just in case, he tactfully explained: “The book does have quite a bit to say about the Democrats, and it’s tough on them. But the book is about more than that, and the title isn’t meant as a pejorative term for the Democrats.”

Delicate, shrinking flower Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake noted in response: “…just for the record: when I publish my upcoming book, “The Party of Right-Wing War-Mongering Evangelical Bush-Worshipping Cocksuckers,” please be aware that it is not about the Republican party. My book does have quite a lot to say about Republicans, and I’m kind of tough on them, but the title does NOT refer to them. Not at all.”

Echidne of the Snakes theororizes that Jane Hamsher is a reincarnation of Dorothy Parker. All I know is that I’d like her on my side when the fisticuffular adverbiage starts flying.

–Ann Bartow

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