Monday, August 25, 2008

Richard Cohen Met Joe Biden at a Fabulous Party Once

OMG, Richard Cohen Day came a day early! But the game is still the same: can you get past the first paragraph before becoming overwhelmed with the urge to punch him in the face? I doubt it:

I saw another man dance with Joe Biden's wife, Jill. It was almost three years ago, on the terrace of the sublime Villa d'Este on the shore of Italy's stunning Lake Como, and Biden watched, smiling broadly and sometimes laughing, as the man gracefully moved Jill around the dance floor.

Truly, a life unexamined by suave, worldly Richard Cohen in chic surroundings is a life not worth living. I'm so relieved Joe Biden passed the test!


pica said...

Um, Villa d'Este is not on Lake Como. It's in Tivoli, near Rome.

Anonymous said...

PS, and what about the last para, maybe as inane as the one you cite:

"In response to that column, Biden called and left a message. He thanked me for the column . . . he needed to be told the truth . . . it was good for him . . . hard to hear, but in the end the sort of thing he needed to know . . . of course, he had his reasons for going on so long -- this was during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito -- since he had things to say . . . points to make . . . but, yes, I was right, and he went on too long and he had to do something about that and it was good of me to point it out. Beep! The machine cut him off.

Gotta love someone like that."

No wonder the Washington Post, with pundits like "black-eye" Cohen, has become just an awful Pest.

Matty Boy said...

Pica, you must be mistaken. Maybe the regular Villa d'Este is in Tivoli, but the sublime Villa d'Este is on the stunning Lake Como.

(Actually, the internets tell us there are at least two Villa d'Estes.)

The Princess is right as usual. Even the Dalai Lama would probably want to take a poke at Cohen being in his presence more than a minute or two.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Ooh, Pica, Wikipedia is your friend.

Sue J said...

Wait. What? McCain is "graceful"? That's the first time I've ever heard that description!

Anonymous said...

Well, that should play big with the Folks Back Home. Not that they read the estimable Mr. Cohen.

Billums said...

“Didn’t we meet last year at Marienbad? Didn’t you say you would leave your husband and we would run away together?”

Buck Thrust said...

Don't forget that this intestinal parasite gets paid by the word.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Can you believe this guy wasted column inches even discussing something as mundane as watching some unnamed guy dance with Biden's wife?
Whoever edits this guy should be fired.
Cohen writes like he's an old lady at her kitchen table on a manual typerwriter writing features for a 4-page, small town rag.