Norah Needles North Koreans For 'Going Limp After 30 Seconds'
Ouch! Norah O'Donnell knows how to get a guy where it hurts. And Kim Jong Il might be feeling 'ronrier' than ever.
On this evening's Hardball, Norah, guest-hosting for Chris Matthews, discussed the failed North Korean missile tests with three separate panels. In each case, she used the same Freudian-fraught metaphor for failure:
To her first panel, composed of congressmen Dan Burton [R-IN] and Bill Pascrell [D-NJ], Norah noted:
"We saw the Taepodong missile essentially exploded and went limp into the sea of Japan after 45 seconds."
Next, with guests Michael Scheuer and Tyler Drumheller - both former CIA officials - she mentioned:
"We realized after 30 seconds, this missile went limp." [Yikes - performance down from 45 to only 30 seconds.]
Finally, with former RNC Chairman/VA Governor Jim Gilmore [a steadfast fellow, I might mention] and Dem strategist Hillary Rosen, O'Donnell observed
"The long range missile essentially failed and went limp after 30 seconds."
On a day when Viagra was again in the news, you have to figure Norah selected her simile with malice aforethought.
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