Sullivan Skewers Noonan

By Ben Cohen

Andrew Sullivan catches the water board loving Noonan in a stunning display of hypocrisy. This is gotcha journalism at its best:

“The Democrats had long labeled the

impeachment debate a distraction from the urgent business of a great

nation. But the Republicans argued that the pursuit of justice is the

business of a great nation. In winning this point, they caught the

falling flag, producing a triumph for the rule of law, a reassertion of

the belief that no man is above it, and a rebuke for an arrogance that

had grown imperial,” –

Peggy Noonan

, December 21. 1998.


hard for me to look at a great nation issuing these documents and

sending them out to the world and thinking, ‘Oh, much good will come of

that.’ Sometimes in life you want to keep walking… Some of life has to

be mysterious.” – Peggy Noonan, April 19, 2009.

Remember also that the issue with Clinton was perjury in a civil suit. That required impeachment. But war crimes?

Faster, Peggy,



Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.