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Sunday, April 29, 2018

AND AGAIN, SIGH

The Popish Plot was a late seventeenth century hoax cooked up by Titus Oates and spread by credulous English Protestants, according to which Catholics were plotting to kill the Protestant king so that his Catholic brother would ascend to the throne.  I was attempting, quickly and with some feeble effort at wit, to conjure that memory in my snarky account of Representative Mark Walker's  expressed desire that Speaker Ryan find a man of the cloth who has a wife and children, presumably to bring comfort to good Protestant Representatives afflicted with a Catholic House pastor.

4 comments:

David said...

Professor Wolff, have you had a chance to see the monologue of Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents Dinner?

All changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

I watched the whole thing on my computer. It was spectacular. I especially loved Sarah Huckebee Sanders' stone face. The richly paid self-important newspaper and TV commentators are a bunch of snowflakes.

David Auerbach said...

Maggie Haberman (who pretends to be a reporter and works for the NYTimes) tweeted a defense of Sanders. Infuckingcredible.

Carl said...

Thanks for the explanation.