Posted tagged ‘Romans’

Tim has Competition for the Palin Snark Prize…

September 2, 2008

…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.)