December 12, 2006
I always thought Larry Miller was a liberal.
But I don't think so anymore.
[Greta Van Sustren's] guests were (INSERT INDISTINGUISHABLE ARAB NAME), from Hamas, and their attorney, Stanley Cohen. No, that's not a joke. Would that it were. Stanley Cohen, the attorney for Hamas. Check that handle again: Stanley Cohen. I mean, if you tried to make up a better name than that, you couldn't do it. Let's give it a shot, though, shall we? Irving Lefkowitz. Nah, too obvious. Lew Fishman. No, no, sounds like a carpet salesman. Isaac Bashevis Singer? Now I'm reaching. Nope, you just can't beat good ol' Stan Cohen. Yes, Stanley Cohen, folks, a hard-left, righteously indignant true-believer, an honors graduate from the William Kunstler School of Just-Not-Getting-It-And-Never-Will, who had flown all the way from New York to sit next to his wonderful client over there in not the land of milk and honey. Stanley Cohen. A man who, if he listened very carefully, would no doubt hear voices in the next room planning to blow the eyes out of more of his nieces and nephews. Stanley Cohen, and even typing that name right now and remembering this horrible man damning his own people again and again and again, I crack a nervous smile, because they're my people, too, and, God help me, if I didn't laugh, I think I might cry.
Posted by AlexC at December 12, 2006 12:29 AM
Yup. Actually Larry has been writing for the Weekly Standard online off and on for quite a while.
Rich Lowry once confused Dennis and Larry Miller in The Corner, causing Jonah Goldberg feign confusing (then Solicitor General) Ted Olsen with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Both Millers, Mark Steyn, and Goldberg have an incredible gift of being able to serve up harsh, razor sharp clarity with humor and deft wordplay. They can say things a "serious" column cannot and can make their points stick with humor. Each is a valuable resource in the arsenal of freedom.