Wednesday, April 23, 2003


Jonah Goldberg is sad that he isn't mentioned in a Times story on The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations for popularizing the phrase "cheese-eating surrender monkeys". This is a phrase he took from The Simpsons, so such whinging is unseemly given that this phrase has helped him into a career as a syndicated columnist, speaker at colleges and TV talking head.

What else could he want? His footprints in cement at Mann's Chinese Theatre? The power to decide who lives and who dies ?

I'd count my blessings if I were Mr. Goldberg.