March 06, 2005

Blogging for Love

This is kind of amusing. And makes me very happy to be safely engaged.

P.S. I stumbled across this Nerve blog thing in an ad over at TNR while reading this good primer on the post-Lahoud/Hariri players on the Lebanese political scene. Particularly entertaining (unless you're Paul Wolfowitz) is the color provided re: the irrepressible Walid Jumblatt. But, and if you're reading comments over here, the equally irrepressible (well, relative to the blog world) Praktike has already clued you in to this, bien sur.

UPDATE: Comment perma-links seem not to be working. For convenience, Prak's succinct Jumblatt appraisal:

"Don't be a sucker, PJC. Jumblatt knows how the game is played, and he'll blow all kinds of sunshine up whoever's ass he needs to kiss at the moment. He's a first-rate operator."

Heh.

P.S. But does the Druze chieftain get any props for having a beautiful wife (Nora, who has been organizing opposition rallies of late)? Surely some, seemingly in a babes-of-Beirut frame of mind, might give him some...

And Tom, my excuse is that it's Saturday night...

Posted by Gregory at March 6, 2005 05:04 AM | TrackBack (5)
Comments

Well, I posted a longer new comment over at the original thread, but here I'll just wonder out loud whether it isn't somehow signficant that it's now OUR collective red-white-and-blue, democracy-promoting, Iraq-invading, Saddam-toppling, Assad-pressuring, Cedar Revolution-supporting, Mubarak-snubbing ass that the old anti-American posturer Mr. Jumblatt feels he needs to kiss or blow sunshine up or whatever these days (neither of those images is very appetizing, BTW, but trying to imagine him doing both to Uncle Sam at once or in quick succession is mind-bending as well as more than a tad queasy-making).

And I feel kind of honored to have both Praktike and Greg take notice of my humble original comment, even if to admonish me against the danger of onrushing suckerhood!

Indeed, it's Saturday night and I had too much barbecue earlier, which is making me drowsy. Time for bed--happy dreams to all.

:-)

Posted by: PJC at March 6, 2005 06:56 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

cute.

Posted by: praktike at March 6, 2005 07:13 AM | Permalink to this comment Permalink
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