Friday, December 23, 2005

"Eveyone" says Kos is an "asshole."

That is the chief lesson to be drawn from this extensive profile of Kos -- Markos Moulitsas Zuniga -- in the latest Washington Monthly:
Moulitsas is touchy, far too self-assured, and easily provoked. But he's more interesting in person than he is on his blog, more thoughtful and funny and even a little bit more capable of self-criticism. He laughs, he makes fun of himself, he says absurd things and then takes them back, and then thinks again and doesn't—he actually enjoys himself.... "Everybody says I'm an asshole, and they're right, I am."
I am fascinated by learning that Kos is much more interesting live than on his blog. So I suppose that's how he became a top-tier political blogger -- being an asshole. And being an asshole means behaving as if you are absolutely certain at all moments of the absolute rightness of your own snap judgements, being cutting and dismissive when confronted with even the mildest criticism. Being an asshole means being totally unable to correct oneself when shown to be wrong based on obvious evidence.

That's a price I just won't pay.

I am sad that we will never read the more reasonable Kos blog, the funny one, the one where he shows even a glimmer of self-awareness. Doesn't he have any idea how he comes across to people who aren't his sycophants? Doesn't he realize how he is just projecting his own neuroses and egotism onto his enemies? It must be awful to be a person like him, so utterly incapable of self-doubt, of honest self-reflection. I am absolutely positive you all agree with me.

This is why I am rigorously non-partisan. Politics requires an almost savage exclusion of all self-doubt, makes you unable to see yourself. I myself of course rise placidly above partisanship. My judgements about politics are clear-eyed and untainted by ideology. Pure.

Poor Kos. Poor, poor Kos. One day I sincerely hope he can come to the place I have arrived at, free of partisanship, free of petty poitics. One day if he is humble and penitent, he may at last understand why nobody has ever, ever, been tempted to call Ann Altmouse an asshole.

31 Comments:

Blogger Fred Woodston said...

"I myself of course rise placidly above partisanship."

Yes, and again, yes. Hovering over the blogosphere, your giant, nonpartisan head.

9:59 AM  
Blogger K. Ron Silkwood said...

Most wholeheartedly I concur, Dear Diva Ann, Your Blogress. He has been lured onto the rocks of error by the sirens' songs of partisanship. If only he had stopped his ears with the simple adages: "To thine own self be true"; "Know thyself"; "Every picture tells a story, don't it ?". Mayhaps he will wake some day full of insight and self-loathing and contritely change his ways, but probably no sooner than I master the art of cooking the good rum bundt cake.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Ann Altmouse said...

Fred, why can't other blogger's heads hover so placidly? It is a mystery to me why some choose partisan sniping to placid head hovering. Some honest self-reflection is in order for these politcally obsessed bloggers.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Ann Altmouse said...

k ron, kos may someday find the recipe for the bundt cake of placidity, but don't you think he is too partisan? I agree.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Fred Woodston said...

Professor, is this the sort of place where it's OK to talk about how someone cheated on his wife (but in a nonpartisan way)?

I'm just checking for future reference...I have some enemies I might like to out.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Ann Altmouse said...

Fred, it would be exceedingly gauche and partisan to say that someone who is not liberal is unfaithful. This is of course a classy blog.

6:10 PM  
Blogger ntodd said...

I can't tell the difference between Altmouse and Althouse.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Ann Altmouse said...

"M" is a far less partisan consonant than "H." One day through sincere self-doubt you might finally learn what a non-argument is and understand why I transcend mere arbitrary distinctions.

7:01 PM  
Blogger NYMary said...

Ouch.

9:32 AM  
Blogger spaghetti happens said...

Okay, you're an asshole.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Ann Altmouse said...

Mere partisan namecalling will not help you in sincere self-reflection. Your writing needs to make more of a contribution. Some commenters are risking deletion. Clearly, these representatives of the "Left" tell us what the Left is like -- partisan.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

"Ann," this "parody" thing is a bit juvenile, it seems to me. Perhaps a better investment of your time would be to learn the TRUTH of Christ. For this, of course, you would have to learn Latin.

Yours,

Mel

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you find it? Interesting read Medicare supplemental health insurance office phone system Cisco cookbook Britney spears pink hummer Hollywood park horse racing results Samantha27s huge tits School award jackets Mcse honolulu spam filter on sendmail Mitsubishi 2.6l nexium coupon Cancer chemotherapy hair herbal loss remedy Camera surveillance vol musa e Ge 5.8 digital cordless phone

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it film editing schools

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting post. I would love to follow you on twitter.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheap lorazepam ativan and alcohol high - lorazepam normon 1mg 50

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure exactly why but this site is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I'll check back later on and
see if the problem still exists.

Feel free to visit my web site :: penis pequeno

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the admin of this website is actually working hard in favor of his site,
because here every stuff is quality based information.

Here is my web site :: alongar o penis

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very soon this site will be famous amid all blogging
and site-building people, due to it's fastidious articles or reviews

my website: como aumentar o penis

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was entirely right.
This post actually made my day. You cann't imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

Here is my weblog; Little ones like to take in points like toast and peanut butter

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome post.

Also visit my blog :: como aumentar o penis

5:41 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

longchamp handbags, coach purses, coach outlet, tiffany and co, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet online sale, coach factory outlet, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses cheap, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, rolex watches, michael kors outlet, tiffany and co, longchamp outlet, louboutin, polo ralph lauren outlet, burberry outlet, oakley sunglasses, kate spade outlet, louboutin outlet, prada outlet, chanel handbags, polo ralph lauren, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp handbags, michael kors outlet, coach outlet store online, louboutin shoes, kate spade handbags, air max, tory burch outlet, jordan shoes, prada handbags, air max, nike free, nike shoes, michael kors outlet

6:35 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

mulberry, ralph lauren, air max, nike air force, air max pas cher, ray ban pas cher, hollister, lululemon outlet online, oakley pas cher, michael kors, ray ban sunglasses, sac guess, vans pas cher, louboutin, nike roshe run pas cher, new balance pas cher, timberland, hogan outlet, air max, nike blazer, north face, true religion outlet, nike free pas cher, converse pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, polo ralph lauren, hollister, sac burberry, michael kors uk, vanessa bruno, michael kors pas cher, nike tn, true religion jeans, longchamp, nike air max, nike free, north face, abercrombie and fitch, sac hermes, air jordan, true religion outlet, polo lacoste

6:38 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

mont blanc, nike roshe, hollister, nfl jerseys, oakley, longchamp, beats by dre, wedding dresses, jimmy choo outlet, birkin bag, mcm handbags, iphone cases, nike trainers, p90x, abercrombie and fitch, baseball bats, nike roshe run, insanity workout, ghd, bottega veneta, ferragamo shoes, hollister clothing store, babyliss pro, herve leger, mac cosmetics, vans shoes, chi flat iron, lululemon outlet, valentino shoes, soccer shoes, north face outlet, north face jackets, celine handbags, nike huaraches, soccer jerseys, giuseppe zanotti, reebok outlet, asics running shoes, air max, new balance shoes, instyler, timberland boots

6:42 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

ugg, wedding dresses, ugg boots clearance, pandora charms, toms shoes, swarovski, uggs, uggs outlet, pandora jewelry, abercrombie, marc jacobs, juicy couture, montre homme, supra shoes, converse shoes, converse, ugg, sac lancel, louboutin, rolex watches, thomas sabo, links of london, swarovski crystal, ugg pas cher, pandora charms, air max, ralph lauren, juicy couture outlet, ray ban, coach outlet store online, hollister, vans, gucci, ugg boots, ugg, cheap uggs, karen millen, ugg outlet

6:44 PM  
Blogger Xiaozhengm 520 said...

2015-10-10 xiaozhengm
Kobe Basketball Shoes For Sale
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Monogram
ugg boots outlet
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,prescription sunglasses,polarized sunglasses,aviator sunglasses,spy sunglasses,oakleys,oakley canada,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley frogskins,oakley holbrook,cheap sunglasses,wayfarer sunglasses,oakley standard issue,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley.com,oakley prescription glasses,oakley goggles,sunglasses for men,oakley gascan,oakley store,oakleys sunglasses
air max 95
Prescription Oakley Sunglasses Wholesale
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots
coach outlet online
cheap jordans,jordan shoes,cheap jordan shoes
Louis Vuitton Backpack Purse
Coach Coupons In Coach Outlet Store Online
canada goose jackets
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Monogram
Toms Shoes Sale Clearance
Authentic Gucci Factory Outlet
fitflops
michael kors handbags
uggs clearance
Air Jordan 6 Cigar
Cheap Real Louis Vuitton Handbags
canada goose outlet
louis vuitton handbags
uggs australia
hollister
ugg boots sale
Authentic Louis Vuitton Monogram Handbag
uggs on sale
nike free run 2,nike free runs,nikes,nike air max 95,nike high tops,air force 1,nike pegasus
louis vuitton

4:54 AM  
Blogger 柯云 said...

2015-12-21keyun
ugg boots outlet
air max 95
michael kors bags
air jordans
air max 95
lebron james basketball shoes
michael kors outlet online sale
oakley outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ugg boots
polo ralph lauren
coach outlet
ugg boots
michael kors outlet
abercrombie clothing
hollister clothing
michael kors outlet
toms outlet
swarovski crystal
ugg outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
michael kors outlet
ugg outlet
louis vuitton outlet stores
cheap toms
ugg sale
coach outlet store online clearance
p90x
nike air huarache
nike free 5.0
ugg boots outlet
instyler
coach outlet
coach outlet
michael kors
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet store online
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots

9:27 PM  
Blogger 柯云 said...

2016-01-08keyun
jordan 11
chanel bags
ugg boots sale
ugg outlet
michael kors outlet
ugg australia
canada goose outlet
mont blanc mountain
coach factory outlet online
louis vuitton outlet stores
michael kors handbags
oakley sunglasses sale
tory burch outlet online
uggs sale
louis vuitton outlet
tory burch outlet
gucci bags
beats by dr dre
michael kors outlet
abercrombie and fitch
louis vuitton outlet stores
toms outlet
ugg slippers
kobe shoes
true religion outlet
air max 95
toms
abercrombie and fitch
michael kors bags
cheap uggs
celine bags
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
giuseppe zanotti outlet
tory burch shoes
rolex watches
coach outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
timberlands
nfl jerseys

10:08 PM  
Blogger 柯云 said...

2016-03-22keyun
celine outlet
canada goose coats
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
canada gooses outlet
ray ban sunglasses
toms outlet
kevin durant 8
kate spade outlet
true religion
polo ralph lauren outlet
gucci outlet
coach factory outlet
ralph lauren outlet
oakley outlet
michael kors outlet
ralph lauren outlet
uggs for women
kate spade handbags
abercrombie outlet
ralph lauren uk
coach outlet
beats solo
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
moncler sale
jordan 13
ghd hair straighteners
abercrombie & fitch
coach outlet store online
canada goose outlet
gucci shoes
nba jerseys
fitflops sale clearance
coach outlet
pandora jewelry
oakley vault
nike huarache shoes
gucci outlet

10:43 PM  
Blogger 柯云 said...

2016-06-24keyun
polo outlet
adidas yeezy
true religion jeans
ralph lauren polo shirts
cheap louis vuitton handbags
discount jordans
michael kors handbags
longchamp outlet
ray ban sunglasses wholesale
michael kors handbags
air jordan 4
timberland boots
ray ban sunglasses outlet
coach outlet
gucci handbags
coach outlet
longchamp handbags
ghd flat iron
cheap jerseys
nike air huarache
ray ban sunglasses uk
copy watches
tory burch flats
toms shoes
ralph lauren home
timberland shoes
vans sneakers
louis vuitton handbags
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet
burberry sale
cheap true religion jeans
jordan retro 8
red bottom shoes
ray ban sunglasses outlet
coach outlet online
the north face jackets
michael kors outlet clearance
coach factory outlet online

10:47 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home