Peggy Noonan (above) has a way with words. No doubt about it. She can turn a memorable phrase with the best of them.
Noonan is the accomplished wordsmith who wrote such classic lines as “a kinder, gentler nation,” “a thousand points of light” and “read my lips — no new taxes” for then-President George H.W. Bush.
Yet, for all of her skills with the language, Noonan ultimately fails as a political columnist simply because she too often indulges in sheer fantasy. She’s not a keen observer of the political scene. Consequently, her beautiful words and phrases often fall far short ...