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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Stupid or mendacious?

It's the age-old question, here applied to Hugh Hewitt regarding his take on Time's "Person of the Year" award. We've achieved victory in Iraq, apparently. Did I miss something?

Incidentally, Hewitt is the Horatio Kane of pundits due to his strange habit of repeatedly addressing his interview subjects by their first and last names.

Granted, Kane uses only first names -- as in, "Looks like our killer wanted to leave us a message, Eric" -- but the principle applies. Hewitt could really hammer the analogy home if he began taking his glasses on and off before and after each question.

.: posted by hornswaggler 9:50 AM

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