Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Irony as a blunt instrument.


And the sad thing is, David Frum is apparently dead serious:

After years of childish self-indulgence under two old men, this young prime minister will at last lead Canada back to the grown-ups' table.

Um ... yeah, that's just what we need at the moment: an unabashed neo-con and Bush groupie, lecturing others on the dangers of childish self-indulgence.

I think my brain just exploded.

(Props to Ms. Z.)

3 comments:

CathiefromCanada said...

Mine, too.

Alison said...

Read that sentence again.
I realize what Frum is attempting to say here, but given the way he has written it, the phrase "After years of childish self-indulgence under two old men" refers to "this young PM" and not to Canada.
So the two old men in that case would of course be Friedrich Hayek and Leo Strauss.

CC said...

Hmmmmm ... I thought the two old men he was referring to were these guys. I stand corrected.