…from the Post’s usually more acquiescent Richard Cohen. Recall that I awarded Tim from Balloon Juice for that prestigious award for this post. Now in a column that is astonishingly rich in the Pirana Brothers‘ most feared weapon, Cohen gets off a wealth of zingers. Given my many years of middle and high school Latin, I have to give pride of place to this. Weighing Newt Gingrich’s praise of Palin as a national security treasure, given her time as head of the Alaska National Guard, Cohen writes:
It’s a pity Gingrich was not around when the Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, better known by his nickname Caligula, reputedly named Incitatus as a consul and a priest. Incitatus was his horse.
I’ll have more to say about Palin’s science gap later today, so for now, consider this a bit of entertainment to have with your mid-afternoon coffee and cookies.
(What? You don’t break for coffee and cookies around 3. You should.)