I LOVE Peggy Noonan!

Her description of Joe Biden:

The great thing about Joe Biden during the Alito hearings, the reason he is, to me, actually endearing, is that as he speaks, as he goes on and on and spins his long statements, hypotheticals, and free associations–as he demonstrates yet again, as he did in the Roberts hearings and even the Thomas hearings, that he is incapable of staying on the river of a thought, and is constantly lured down tributaries from which he can never quite work his way back–you can see him batting the little paddles of his mind against the weeds, trying desperately to return to the river but not remembering where it is, or where it was going.

Eloquent, biting, and most important – melodious. It just rolls off the tongue with such amazing ease. My God, what I would give to be able to construct a sentence like that. (What? You didn’t notice? It’s one sentence!)

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