Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Richard Cohen Pens Worst Sentence Ever

I wish I could say that I read Richard Cohen's latest column, found it absurd and idiotic, and will now utter hilarious but trenchant observations about it. But I can't, because I simply couldn't get past this sentence:

Gregg's turnabout was supposedly an embarrassment for the new Obama administration -- and I suppose it was.


So there you have it: Cohen supposes something is supposedly an embarrassment. I can't compete with that. Dazed by the terrible sentence, I decided to "cut and run," as the saying goes. I will note, however, that a quick scan of the rest of the column revealed the following gem as well:

Reality is real.


How much wisdom is one blogger supposed to absorb this early in the morning?

7 comments:

Matty Boy said...

From what I've heard, reality in Our Nation's Capital is whatever everybody else you talk to says it is. Or that is what it is supposed to be like from writers I read, supposedly.

See? I can write a worse sentence, given a little prodding.

Karen Zipdrive said...

How was it a supposed embarrassment for Obama?
It was that lily livered Gregg who couldn't make up his mind after begging for the job.

g said...

looks like Cohen's intern was hungover that morning.

Steve said...

As we can suppose that Cohen is the exception that proves the rule that Jooos is smart.

Blue Gal said...

Wapo loves horrible writers. They hired Kristol, for crying out loud.

Batocchio said...

It's a wonder Cohen doesn't accidentally impale himself on spoons or forget to breathe. If the WaPo op-ed page were any less of a meritocracy, they'd be the Bush administration. Oh, wait...

MrsTarquinBiscuitbarrel said...

Some years ago, when I worked on the WaPo copy desk, Richard Cohen had a glass cubicle separating him from the cooties exhaled by editorial rabble.

Cassette tape boxes--yes, it was that long ago--were piled so high that it was difficult to see if Our Scribe was even in there...