Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Malkin misses irony of Bible quote - whodathunkit?

I haven't the time to do a dissertation upon Michelle Malkin (no cite -- CNB doesn't cite to her, Michael Moore, or anyone of that intellectually dishonest ilk -- whether on the left or right) and her views (extremely conservative, in the event you did not know). However, I did run across an article of hers criticizing Kerry for what she perceives to be spite and haughtiness (now there is a word you do not hear/read that much anymore). As she is writing on a Christian website, she includes this nugget from the Bible:

Proverbs 18:12 counsels: "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility." CNB does cite to sources, so that explains the aforementioned refusal to cite to Malkin.

There may be an issue as to whether Kerry is haughty - he sure isn't burdened with a dynamic personality, to put it mildly. However, Ms. Malkin misses the point that her quote is equally applicable (arguably more so) to Pres. Bush (who I feel fairly certain she supports). As CNB as discussed previously, Pres. Bush does not do well with admitting he is wrong, and a lesson in humility might do him good. To be fair, most, if not all, of us suffer from the same problem, although not all of us test out our abilities while overseeing major international wars.

It is odd that Ms. Malkin seems to be unabile to spot irony, because after watching Ms. Malkin's appearance on Hardball in August, one would certainly think she would have learned something of the value of humility.

To both Kerry and Bush (and all of us, really -- certainly Michelle Malkin), maybe Proverbs 21:23 is more helpful: "Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles."