This isn't the first time Peggy Noonan has written an odd column. Recall that after the funeral of Ronald Reagan, she used the Wall Street Journal to write a bitter screed that served as payback to former White House and Presidential speechwriting colleagues for real and imagined slights.
Quite a few presidential speechwriters over the years have used media opportunities to burnish their own images, but Noonan is perhaps the most aggressive at it. Word in the White House is that while she may have helped the Bush campaign, she has very little contact with current White House staff, and they question her sources and access.
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