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Joe Klien: Little Man

Jee Klien is quoted by Ben Smith, Politcio [1], trying to cut Charles Krauthammer down:

“He became ground zero among the neo-cons, but he’s vastly smarter than most of them,” said Time’s Joe Klein, an admirer and critic who praised Krauthammer’s “writing skills and polemical skills” as “so far above almost anybody writing columns today.”

“There’s something tragic about him, too,” Klein said, referring to Krauthammer’s confinement to a wheelchair, the result of a diving accident during his first year of medical school. “His work would have a lot more nuance if he were able to see the situations he’s writing about.”

If Krauthammer chooses to responed, I expecct the doctor will be short, to the point, and  devastating.  If he so chooses.

I owe inspiration to John Podhoretz [2].   I will not attempt to match words with the likes of Podhoretz.  However my mind is drawn to one movie  scene from the 1951 Cary Grant movie, People Will Talk [3], delivered by a characater of the name  Shunderson:

Professor Elwell, you’re a little man. It’s not that you’re short. You’re…little, in the mind and in the heart. Tonight, you tried to make a man little whose boots you couldn’t touch if you stood on tiptoe on top of the highest mountain in the world. And as it turned out…you’re even littler than you were before.

Wish I could find a Youtube of the scene.  Alas.