The Unbearable Littleness of Ellen Ratner

At the end of &quot;The Tall and Short of It&quot; segment on Fox &amp; Friends Weekend that just concluded, Jim Pinkerton and Ellen Ratner stood up to show just what a yawning height gap there is indeed between them. Pinkerton loomed what seemed to be at least a foot-and-a-half over the diminutive Ratner. <p>But beyond her small physical stature, it is Ratner's smallness of mind that renders her unbearable. Most of the talk centered on Cindy Sheehan, with Ratner predictably arguing that W should meet with her. </p><p>Again and again, Ratner returned to her theme du jour: that, contrary to his pledge, W is &quot;a divider not a uniter.&quot; </p><p>Ratner wasn't content to let it go even after being given a comprehensive opportunity to make that point. While Pinkerton was trying to respond, Ratner screeched a cacaphonous burst of &quot;he's a divider, he's a divider.&quot; </p><p>Ratner is is a metaphor for the Democratic party. Nothing to say, only cheap criticism to offer. </p><p>The unbearable littleness of Ellen Ratner, indeed.</p><div class="node"><div class="entry"><div class="navigation"><div class="breadcrumb"><i>Finkelstein has degrees from Cornell University and Harvard Law School.He lives in Ithaca, NY where he hosts &quot;Right Angle,&quot; a local political talk show. Finkelstein specializes in exposing liberal bias at NBC's Today</i><i> Show.</i> </div></div><div class="node"><div class="entry"><p><i><img hspace="0" border="0" src="" /></i></p><p><!--<br />
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Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.