Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Question for Richard Cohen

Dear Richard Cohen,

I liked your piece on Sarah Palin.

But then I came across this sentence:

"Ah, but the scorn, approbation and ridicule that would have descended on Clinton -- I can just imagine the Journal editorial -- have been withheld from Palin."

Do you know what the word "approbation" means?

I'll give you a hint: it's not a synonym for "opprobrium."

Another one: it helps, when decrying the stupidity of others, particularly of other mainstream journalists, not to expose one's own.